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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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jenfitz    

4 words saint peters mental hospital !

64 days ago
17.

WickedSouL    

Wow,, our law system is a joke!

64 days ago
18.

Juleschq    

"...and was under instructions to NOT contact the child's mother or anyone else in the family..." Because clearly that should have been enough to deter a CHILD KILLER. You can bet your a$$ that if he'd stolen money he'd still be locked up. #societyrules #$$overlife

64 days ago
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Lucky_130    

But wait... there's more. and more and more, and he's not racist btw

64 days ago
20.

Roscoe    

Peterson needs to hire someone to torture and kill this dude. Beating a baby to death....unreal.

64 days ago
21.

Tax    

I hope South Dakota has the death penalty. If any case deserves it this would be it.

64 days ago
22.

Truth44    

WTH do you expect when you let POS like this out on bail?!? I wish someone would of found him first!! #LOSER

64 days ago
23.

ShotGunA    

WHY is he out on bond for murder?! What?!

64 days ago
24.

tellit2    

He killed a baby and got out of jail????!!!!!! The system has failed to protect it's citizens against monsters like this jerk!!!

64 days ago
25.

ReadThis    

That poor woman. Kidnapped by the man who beat her baby to death? Good lord. Why was he granted bail? Sickening!

64 days ago
26.

tellit2    

Is there more to this story. Was this guy Adrian Peterson's scorned secret lover???

64 days ago
27.

Minka Minaj    

He needs to rot in jail

64 days ago
28.

joeluv007    

Don't worry america the court system will let this nut job back out. I want to see Al and Jesse all over this black on black crime. If whitey would have killed this precious child and kidnapped the mother this would be a hate crime.i just want equal justice thats all

64 days ago
29.

EMB    

Adrian is the best dad ever.

64 days ago
30.

Whocatea123     

He needs the death penalty !!!!! He is mentally sick !!!!!!

64 days ago
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