Oklahoma police officer facing two charges of child abuse

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PURCELL, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer who was under investigation is now facing two felony charges.

Online court records indicate that 38-year-old Richard Kyle Glasgow is facing two charges of child abuse by injury.

According to the Purcell Register, Glasgow’s children told investigators that he would swear at them while allegedly choking and hitting them. One child even claimed that Glasgow kicked him so hard against a bed that the bed broke.

Glasgow, who is an officer with the Purcell Police Department, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

However, this isn’t the first time Glasgow has been in trouble with the law.

In March, Glasgow was placed on administrative leave after he was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm after allegedly shooting a neighbor’s dog.

A pre-trial hearing for that charge is set for February.

In July, Glasgow was arrested for violating a protective order that was put in place by his wife.  While McClain County deputies were investigating that case, deputies allegedly found evidence that was missing from the Purcell Police Department.

Investigators located several boxes, including some with police evidence tape still on them. Inside of boxes, they located more than 220 magazines of ammunition. A digital camera and several knives were also found next to the boxes.

A warrant has been issued for Glasgow's arrest in connection with the child abuse charges.