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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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31.

Jman    

This monster is a real piece of sh*t

37 days ago
32.

kewljewl    

If dude didn't pay the IRS for a couple yrs...he would be hauled off to jail...no bond..no questions asked...he'd be in there for at least 10 yrs...beat a baby to death...eehhh...give him bond...let him go...he's fine...its not lime he stole from the iRS God forbid. I hate the system in so many ways

37 days ago
33.

meadowlark    

!

37 days ago
34.

mazad    

To beat a child to death. ..I say an eye for an eye.

37 days ago
35.

JennA    

Since his multiple arrests for violent crimes (including the murder of a toddler) clearly wasn't enough to convince the court that he was a danger to society, hopefully this is the nail in the coffin. He doesn't need to be walking the streets.

37 days ago
36.

Keyser Söze    

So... killing a child... is only worth a $750k bond...

The justice system. What a joke.

37 days ago
37.

FREEDOM    

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO ADRIAN AND FAMILY.

37 days ago
38.

boo boo    

How is it that a person who is accused of beating a child to death is granted bail?

37 days ago
39.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

So now we know what it takes for a person with money to get a million dollar bail like Jeremy "Gun in the Trunk" Meeks. Kill a child and while out on bail kidnap and beat the child's mother to a pulp. Thanks for the lesson. Let's see what he does to her when he gets out this time.

37 days ago
40.

shellie    

Should just put him in the locker room with Adrian Peterson!!!! I just don't see how you can murder a child and be let out on bond? How would feel comfortable with themselves him out? Hope he rots in jail and gets what he deserves!!!

37 days ago
41.

digits    

Minnihaha?

37 days ago
42.

Unbroken Chain    

Why is a suspected child murderer given bail? If he had killed her, my gosh

37 days ago
43.

greeneyedjeepgirl    

This POS monster should have NEVER been let out in the first place!! And why in f**k is she back with him after he killed her kid?!?!?!?! SMFH

37 days ago
44.

Jamey Hunter    

How much do you wanna bet after killing her kid, she invited this s*** back into her life?

37 days ago
45.

ksan     

We had been friends for years prior to everything. He is a psycho, extreme liar, abusive and yet very charismatic. None of this surprises me in the least. He needs to be locked away or he will do this again. It sickens me to see him around town acting like nothing happened.

37 days ago
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