Glasgow parents jailed; used cattle prod to punish kids

Published: Oct. 2, 2018 at 7:09 PM CDT
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A mother and father are behind bars after police discovered they were using a cattle prod to discipline their four children, who ranged from ages 1-12.

Police say an investigation began in early August after social services learned of the form of punishment at a house on East Front Street in Glasgow.

Both parents, Errol Jr. and Cheyenne Couch, confessed to using the cattle prod as a disciplinary action and turned themselves in following a grand jury indictment last week.

The Couch's each face the following charges:

Criminal Abuse First Degree-Child 12 or Under

Tampering With Physical Evidence

A class C felony of child abuse is punishable by up to 10 years. Their bond has been set at $7,500.

Authorities say the children are living together in a safe home at this time.