Allegations that they beat their nine-year old child and allowed him to smoke marijuana landed a Rogers County couple in the county jail.
The affidavit for arrest filed in the case says law enforcement obtained information from a confidential source that Michael Whitaker and Kimberly Broyles were allowing their nine year old son to smoke marijuana in their presence.
Tuesday, Rogers County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence in reference to the distribution of narcotics.
Investigators spoke with a woman leaving the residence who allegedly told law enforcement she "was an addict and didn't know anything in regards to the residence…but did wish to inform them of another situation that caused her great concern in reference to the welfare of a child around the age of nine," according to the affidavit.
Law enforcement said the woman disclosed to them that Whitaker and Broyles were "using and selling narcotics along with physically abusing their child."
She told them of a time they were smoking marijuana with the child in the room and Whitaker and Broyles acted as if it was a common occurrence.
She said she had witnessed the two use the juvenile to shoplift items from the Dollar Store.
"She said the third incident was the worst she had witnessed. She stated that she observed Michael get onto the child for something he said under his breath. She said Michael grabbed the child causing him to fall to the ground. The child immediately curled up into the fetal position. Michael began to kick the child on his back, neck and head," according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, the woman said, "Kimberly was present during the altercation and stood silently watching her son be beaten by his father."
The woman allegedly said Whitaker "apologized she had to see it but said he had to do it."
Broyles and Whitaker were booked into the Rogers County Jail and are facing possible charges of child abuse and child neglect. Bond was set at $150,000 each.