Man Arrested for Killing Adrian Peterson’s Son Accused of Abusing 3 Year Old in 2012

Joseph Robert Patterson

Patterson is being charged with Aggravated battery of an infant and Aggravated Assault. He is currently being held on a $750k bond. has details Patterson’s criminal history.

A check of Patterson’s criminal background in South Dakota reveals nine pages of trouble.

Court documents reveal the 27 year old has been arrested multiple times on various charges. He was arrested in 2004 for violating a protection order, but that was later dropped by the prosecutor. A 2012 arrest for aggravated assault was also dismissed by a prosecutor. Patterson has served time in jail for Eluding officers in 2010. He was also sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to simple assault last year.

Joey Patterson

One of those incidents included assaulting a 3-year-old child.

Patterson was indicted on several counts of simple assault involving the woman and her 3-year-old son in June of 2012.

The woman took out a protection order against him in Lincoln County prior to his arrest, saying he had spanked her 3-year-old so hard for misbehaving in church that he needed ice for welts on his buttocks. When she got angry with him for it, she wrote, he made the children go to their rooms, pulled the shades, grabbed her by the throat and waved his fist in her face.

He stopped when their infant son began to cry. She also wrote that he had behaved violently in the past.

“He has threaten (sic) to kill me multiple times,” she wrote.

The woman took out temporary protection orders against him twice in Minnehaha County prior to the birth of their son.

Patterson was given a one-year jail term in each Lincoln County case, with all the time suspended on the condition he attend domestic violence counseling.

Adrian Peterson’s son has passed away from injuries sustained in the assault.

95 thoughts on “Man Arrested for Killing Adrian Peterson’s Son Accused of Abusing 3 Year Old in 2012

    • So what’s your point of putting up the link to his facebook page? The authorities have comments (legal affidavits)and photos (his mugshot),too.

  • Of course this SOB needs to get beat down in jail.
    But all this baby mama/baby daddy shit gotta stop.
    If a man know another man is on the scene, he gonna watch his step. I know that from experience. an don’t come at me with “you don’t know the situation”. Little kid is dead, that is all we need to know.
    RIP little one.

    • I absolutely agree with you. If a man or woman starts dating another. The other parent needs to make sure who they are dating and who exactly is around their children.

  • I absolutely cannot understand how anyone could EVER harm a child! The punk who did this needs to die! I know it may seem harsh for me to say that, but… I hope the other inmates beat him EXACTLY THE SAME WAY THAT HE BEAT THAT PRECIOUS CHILD! And where the hell was his mom? We ALL NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHO WE BRING AROUND OUR CHILDREN! My heart goes out to her, but at the same time, I hope this terrible tragedy will teach her a very valuable lesson! My prayers are with the family! BE STRONG, AND TAKE CARE!!

  • I’m sure the mother seen the red flags but like many women tend to do, she ignored them she should go down with the boyfriend too

    • read the article. she was abused too. dont be a victim blamer, like most men are

    • I agree. where was the mother when this happened ? Of course she knew he was an abuser. probably abused her also. she has no come back on this. she also should be charged with allowing abuse to he son. the poor baby did not stand a chance. mothers that get into relationships should be absolutely sure their child will be safe around some one new. many step fathers are abusers my second husbannd was an abuser but I got my daughters right out of there. no man is worth your child ending up like this one did. hope he gets his in the end like this poor little boy did.

  • Pass this muther fukcers picture to his future inmates so they can fukc his ass up in prison. Doesn’t deserve to live!

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