Ada man arrested on child abuse charges

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ADA, Okla. (KXII) -- Chad Tatum, 33, was arrested Tuesday by Pontotoc County deputies after they received reports that Tatum hit two children and left bruises on them.

Tatum is being held in the Pontotoc County Jail on $250,000 bond.

Sheriff John Christian said Tatum slammed one boy's head into something, leaving a bump on the child's head.

Christian said Tatum gave another child a black eye and left bruises on his cheek.

The boys told authorities Tatum did it because he was angry.

Police said Tatum was under the influence of alcohol during the incident.

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