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Man accused of beating Peterson's son previously beat 3-year-old

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

The man accused of assault in the beating death of Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son, was charged with assaulting a 3-year-old boy in 2012, reports the Argus Leader.

Joseph Patterson, 27, has been charged with aggravated felony assault and battery of an infant for the Oct. 9 incident. Patterson was dating the child's mother, who had recently moved into his Sioux Falls, S.D., apartment, according to police.

More details via the Leader:

In court on Friday, Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman asked a judge to revoke the terms of Patterson's suspended sentence on two domestic abuse cases. The first involved an assault on the mother of his own child and another of her children, the other arose from his refusal to abide by a judge's order that he have no contact with them.

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.

Patterson was given a one-year jail term in each case, but the sentence was suspended on the condition that he attend domestic violence counseling.

On Friday, Wollman said that Patterson was a danger to the community and a flight risk, and asked for a $750,000 cash bond, which was requested by Judge Stuart Tiede.

In a Friday news conference in Eden Prairie, Minn., Peterson asked the media for privacy, and said that he intended to play Sunday when the Vikings hosted the Panthers.

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