Couple arrested, accused of letting 9-year-old smoke marijuana, making him shoplift

Kimberly Broyles (left) and Michael Whitaker were arrested after being accused of allowing their 9-year-old son to smoke marijuana and making him shoplift.

Credit: Rogers County Sheriff's Office

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Kimberly Broyles (left) and Michael Whitaker were arrested after being accused of allowing their 9-year-old son to smoke marijuana and making him shoplift.

Credit: Rogers County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Rogers County Sheriff's Office

A couple in Rogers County is has been arrested Wednesday after being accused of allowing their 9-year-old son to smoke pot and making him shoplift. According to an affidavit, Kimberly Broyles, 45, and Michael Whitaker, 40, allowed their son to smoke marijuana in their presence.

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The affidavit was prompted by a child abuse complaint from a self-proclaimed addict that lived with the couple. According to the woman, the couple forced the boy to steal from Dollar General. The woman also told deputies that Whitaker kicked the boy in his back, neck and head as the boy was curled up in a fetal position screaming for him to stop.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said deputies raided the house and arrested the couple. According to Walton, Whitaker told the boy to run. The boy was taken into DHS custody.

Whitaker and Broyles are in the Rogers County Jail and each are held on $150,000 bond.

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