Ada couple arrested for child abuse

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

ADA, OK - A Pontotoc county mother and stepfather are in jail after police say they abused their five-year-old son. The investigation started last Friday when authorities say the man was seen hitting the little boy in the mouth. Mystic Matthews has more on this story.

The Sheriff's Office says officials at the boy's Pre-K school in Ada called his parents to pick him up because he was sick. But the school says as they drove away, they saw the step-dad reach back and bust the boy's lip.

Reports say the mother was sitting right next to the child in the back seat when it happened.

The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office and the Ada Police started looking into the alleged abuse Friday and Saturday arrested the 27-year-old step dad, JaQuincy Mcain Smith, for one count of felony child abuse.

Investigators say during the investigation into that incident, Smith gave them a different story than the mom. So after talking to a witness and the 5-year-old, deputies arrested 23-year-old Kaycee Sue Smith on charges of enabling child abuse.

The boy's injuries include a busted and bruised upper lip and large bruises on his legs.

If either are convicted for child abuse or enabling child abuse, it could mean anywhere from one year to life in prison.

JaQuincy and Kaycee Smith appeared in court today. Bail was set at $25,000 each. Both are scheduled to appear back in court next week.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2008 at 06:59 PM
    These two aren't they only ones's who should be shot, whipped, or anything else that I could think of that is appropriate...what about the scumbag attorney representing them!!! Her name is Merideth Brooking...still wet behind the ears out of Law school, and she is wanting a change of venue. The way I see it what's good for the trash that did this should also apply to the "Attorney" who wants to recieve money in exchange to try to prove "scum" innocent. The mother of this baby is a manipulator and a blatent liar, her husband....well there are no words appropriate to describe the evil in the dude...I can tell you after several felony convictions, it is obvious that he is a career criminal and will never be a normal "SAFE" member of society. Lets lock him up and throw away the key...everytime he's in court, he's costing us money!!!!He should be shot for this crime, I agree, but I'm looking forward to how his fellow prison mates will take of this problem for us...
  • by anonymous Location: Ada on Mar 18, 2008 at 04:01 PM
    They are out!!! Kaycee bailed Jaquincy out on Sunday, with a backchild support check she recieved for her son. The check was approx. $4,700. I don't think everyone knows the child is half black, and the bruises he had were very prominent. With having slightly darker skin everyone could tell the abuse was intense. The court date is scheduled for March 27, at 9:00a.m. The two of them are wanting this to go to trial, I guess they believe if they have a jury that someone may accidently not notice the pictures of the bruises. They also are asking to have the trial moved to another county to have a better jury selection! I don't know who they are trying to kid! She is starting to try to drag her dad in the dirt, saying he abused her as a child. Her sisters are outraged by this they both deny any of her accusations toward their dad. One said maybe if she had gotten beaten she wouldn't have turned out so bad! She has a really good family, but she couldn't ever see that! prison is the answer!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Ada on Mar 8, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    There is a lot more to this story than you read on this website. Bail IS low, but bail has not been made as of yet and probly wont be anytime soon. They are BOTH still in jail. They WILL get what they have coming to them, guaranteed. People in jail do not like people who hurt children.
  • by L.G. resident Location: Lone Grove on Mar 7, 2008 at 10:25 AM
    I just cried when I heard the news cast. Poor little guy. What a sad, unfortunate life for this child. Children need love & care. These parents need to be in jail for a long time--but it will not happen. It hardly ever does...
  • by michelle Location: denison on Mar 7, 2008 at 12:45 AM
    why is bail so low?
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Mar 6, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    Black, white or plaid, it doesn't matter!! In the meantime you have a poor baby that should have been loved on instead he is being beat...that is just sad. All a child ever wants in return is love and affection! Those parents should be put behind bars for a very long time, for all I care they could rot in prison. They will get whats coming to them.
  • by MR. X Location: TEXAS on Mar 6, 2008 at 05:19 PM
  • by Republican in Ardmore Location: Ardmore on Mar 6, 2008 at 02:28 PM
    Horse whipp'em!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2008 at 02:20 PM
    What does race have to do with anything, Tyrone?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 6, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    what a sorry mother,she should suffer the worst pain ever even death
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