Suspect in Death of Peterson’s Son Arrested Again

Posted/updated on: June 26, 2014 at 3:50 pm

pattersonfacebookSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP/Staff) – A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall is facing charges in a new alleged incident. Authorities say Joseph Patterson was arrested early Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, interference with emergency communication, and injury to property. A criminal complaint lists a woman as the victim of the allegations. Authorities didn’t immediately disclose her relationship to Patterson. But KETK, citing the Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Argus Leader, names her as Ann “Ashley” Doohen. Patterson is being held on a $1,000,000 cash only bond in the Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls.

Patterson had been free on $750,000 bond while awaiting an October trial on charges including murder in the death of Tyrese Ruffin in Sioux Falls last October. Patterson was living with Ruffin’s mother at the time of the boy’s death. Peterson, a former Palestine High School star, had recently found out that Tyrese was his son.

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