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Man who crashed truck into Dallas news station out of jail pending damage report

Police detained a "ranting" man accused of crashing a pickup truck into a Fox affiliate television station building on Sept. 5 in downtown Dallas during a live newscast.

CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS -- The 34-year-old man who police said intentionally slammed a rented pickup into a local Fox affiliate television station in downtown Dallas is out of jail, according to CBS Dallas/Fort Worth.

The length of time to hold Michael Chadwick Fry ran out before the news station, KDFW-TV, provided an estimate of the damages to the Dallas Police Department.

Therefore, on Friday, Sept. 14, the Dallas Sheriff's Department released Fry. However, the case is still active and the Dallas Police Department is working with KDFW-TV to obtain a damage estimate.

A suspect can be held four days for a misdemeanor, five days for a felony (10 days for some violent felonies), and 30 days for a homicide, according to DPD Public Information Officer, Debra Webb.

Once the department receives the estimate, it will file the case with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and issue a warrant for Fry's arrest.

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Shattered windows outside KDFW in Dallas.

Dan Haggerty / CBS Dallas-Fort Worth