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Adrian Peterson

Man Accused of Killing Son

Arrested for Kidnapping Child's Mom

6/25/2014 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The man suspected of killing Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son last year has been ARRESTED -- after officials say he kidnapped the child's mother and attacked her.

The suspect is 28-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson -- who was charged with murder and child abuse for allegedly beating Peterson's son Tyrese to death in October 2013.

Patterson had been free on the murder charge on $750k bond -- and was under instructions to NOT contact the child's mother or anyone else in the family.

But Patterson apparently ignored the instructions -- and kidnapped the child's mother. Cops in Sioux Falls, South Dakota say they responded to a call early Tuesday morning.

Patterson was apprehended -- and has since been charged with kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, interference with emergency communications and third-degree burglary.

He's due in court later today.

update_graphic_red_barThe judge set bond for Patterson at a million dollars cash. During the hearing, the Minnehaha County state's attorney said that Patterson knocked the victim unconscious and held her captive for more than an hour. He added that the victim had visible injuries on her neck.   For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Sum Ting Wong?

121 days ago
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msssangel    

Really don't understand why he was allowed bail in the first place...

121 days ago
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nana    

Die mother****a...I hope he gets raped in jail

121 days ago
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The Del Rubio Triplets    

The guy looks psychotic they need to keep him locked up for good this time

121 days ago
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James25    

That's insane. Anybody that murders a child should not get bail. Shame on that judge for letting him out.

121 days ago
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ReadThis    

Jesus! Someone lock him in a cage

121 days ago
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SB    

Show of hands please: Who here is surprised at this?

That's what I thought: Nobody!

121 days ago
8.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

He should be put down like the animal he is.

121 days ago
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The Ghost Of Malcom X    

If he was Black..he would've got "NO BAIL".

121 days ago
10.

nana    

They let this evil evil creep out and give Chris Brown a year in jail?

121 days ago
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lighthouse    

I got a better one execute that bastard!

121 days ago
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c    

Hopefully this judge is bright enough to deny him bail.

121 days ago
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KissmyASH    

The nerve of this wacko to come and kidnap the woman in which you murdered her child.... Why is he free on any bond after he murdered a baby? Because his parents own a liquor store, a beauty supply or they're doctors, he was able to bail out??!!!!!! That's effed up and there is no justice for the poor lil baby boy!!!

121 days ago
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BEEJ    

This dude murdered a toddler and has since been walking free on the streets?!

121 days ago
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Arrowhead    

That man has the face of severe steroid rage

121 days ago
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