Monday, February 25, 2013

Dad charged with abusing 13-year-old son (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Dad is identified as TERRY LANDRUM.

Posted: 1:53 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Father charged with abusing his 13-year-old son

By Michael Purdy

Tulsa, Okla. — A man is accused of punching and choking his 13-year-old son.

Tulsa court records show 39-year-old Terry Landrum was charged on Friday with one count of child abuse by injury.

The teen told police he was held down on the floor by his father's knee and punched in the face multiple times. Police say the boy also told officers he was choked.

Officers took the victim to a Tulsa hospital where it was determined he had injuries to his ear. Police say the boy also had marks on his neck and face.

Landrum has posted bail and is no longer in the Tulsa County Jail. No word on his court date is available.