KATC is reporting a Welsh High School football and track coach was arrested yesterday on charges of domestic abuse battery.

John Michael Richardson was arrested Sunday after being accused of striking his daughter, reportedly punching her in her eye.

From KATC -

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's deputies were called to a home Sunday afternoon by a mother. Her daughter's friend was there, with a red, swollen eye. The daughter told deputies that she had an argument with her father, and that her dad punched her in the eye. 

According to KATC, the daughter told deputies her dad grabbed her by the shirt and punched her in the eye. Richardson admitted to the argument and grabbing his daughter, but denies hitting her.

Richardson bonded out of jail yesterday.

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