Joseph Robert Patterson was arrested by police in Sioux Falls, S.D. after reportedly kidnapping and attacking the mother of Tyrese Doohen, the two-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson he is accused of having beaten to death last year. He's currently being held on $1 million cash bond.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that Patterson, 28, allegedly attacked the mother, whom he was dating and living with at the time of Tyrese's death, in her home. Patterson apparently kept her there for "over an hour," Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan said today in court:
Patterson allegedly came to the mother's apartment and terrorized her, twice choking her and once causing her to lose consciousness. She eventually was able to contact her sister, who called her parents, who called police for a "well-being check."
NBC Sports reports that Patterson was arrested by police on kidnapping and assault charges. Patterson had previously been released on bail from the murder and child abuse charges of Tyrese Doohen and was under a strict directive to not be in contact with anyone in the mother's or Peterson's family.
[Image via Sioux Falls Argus Leader]