User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sioux Falls Man Accused Of Assaulting Toddler

October 11, 2013, 9:47 AM
Updated: October 11, 2013, 1:18 PM

Sioux Falls Man Accused Of Assaulting Toddler
Joseph Robert Patterson

SIOUX FALLS, SD -

A Lincoln County Judge set bond for a Sioux Falls man accused of assaulting a toddler at $750,000 in court Friday.

27-year-old Joseph Robert Patterson is charged with Aggravated battery of an infant and Aggravated Assault.

On Wednesday, Sioux Falls police responded to an apartment building where a two-year-old child was found unresponsive.

The child was taken to the hospital, where doctors found injuries consistent with abuse and not accidental.

Patterson is the boyfriend of the child's mother; they say he was the only one with the child when the injuries happened.

Sioux Falls Police Public Information Officer Sam Clemens says they are not releasing any information on the identity of the parents. Clemens says that’s not something they typically do.

Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman says Patterson has a criminal past and could face up to 40 years in prison for the charges.

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.

On Thursday, Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson was in Sioux Falls for a personal matter. According to the Vikings, he is now back in Minneapolis and will address the media after practice. KELOLAND News will be monitoring the conference for more information.

Former Vikings reporter Sean Jensen just tweeted saying he spoke with Adrian's father Nelson Peterson, who said:

It is one of Adrian's sons but not Adrian Jr. We are asking for prayers and for respect for our family.

The toddler remains in critical condition.

Previous Story

Next Story


RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Jesus Take The Wheel

9/25/2014 10:00 PM

Miracle on the highway: that's how many people are describing a bad crash between a semi-truck and car in which no one was killed.

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Teen Dies Two Days After Fight At School

9/28/2014 11:42 AM

Prosecutors may file additional charges because a western Iowa teen died two days after suffering a head injury during a fight at school.

Full Story
Brandon Woman Seriously Hurt In I-229 Crash

9/30/2014 5:00 PM

Two people are hurt, one seriously, after a chain-reaction crash in eastern Sioux Falls involving a semi-truck and four other vehicles.

Full Story | Watch
Police: Missing Boy Shows Up At School

9/26/2014 6:39 AM

Sioux Falls police say a missing boy showed up for school Friday morning.  

Full Story
Emergency Crews Respond To Crash On Interstate 229

9/30/2014 11:45 AM

One woman is seriously hurt after a five-vehicle crash on Interstate 229 Tuesday morning.

Full Story


Events