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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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76.

Twintime    

He MURDERED a baby!!!! Since when do child murderer's get bail and roam free to hurt and possibly kill others? Is it just a South Dakota thing? Why would he even get the option of bail? Get him in that pokie so he can get a very nicely deserved greeting from every single member of the welcoming committee. Such a greeting will wear his ass out! Literally. Kharma...

83 days ago
77.

lizzie    

Wow out on bond, kidnaps the mom and the only penalty is raising the bond to $1 million? How about bond revocation until he is tried for his crimes?!

83 days ago
78.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

USA judicial system. What a joke.

83 days ago
79.

thesby    

that man is as asian. it was a gook that killed adrian peterson's son!

83 days ago
80.

thesby    

i though that asian's were nice , strict cultured and smart people. this one is not! instead he's a murderer! ha, ha, ha...ha! he, he, he...he!

83 days ago
81.

keyster    

Why does he keep getting bail??

83 days ago
82.

wingfreak    

So he can bail out again? That's some crooked ****

83 days ago
83.

LADYOFTHEHOUSE    

Bail for murdering a child? What a country. I guess he will now get a parade...?

83 days ago
84.

WTF    

Out on bail? Bail? REALLY??? Oh, yeah. That extra $250K will keep him in line.

80 days ago
85.

stevenivill1980    

Browns are garbage with or without him

74 days ago
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