KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Man Held On $750k Bond In Child Abuse Case



Bookmark and Share

27-year-old Joseph Patterson is being charged with aggravated battery on an infant and aggravated assault.

He arrived at the Lincoln County Courthouse for his arraignment just before 11:30 this morning in handcuffs, with his head down.

Police say they were called to Patterson's apartment on South Connie Avenue in Sioux Falls around 5:45 Wednesday night on a report that a child was choking. They say the child was found unresponsive and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Police say Patterson was the only person around the child at the time the incident occurred.
     
After investigating, police say it became clear that the boy's injuries were consistent with abuse and were not accidental.

According to court documents, Patterson intentionally or recklessly caused serious bodily injury to an infant causing intra-cranial or intra-ocular bleeding, or swelling of or damage to the brain.  Documents say the injuries were caused by blows, shaking or causing the infants head to impact with an object or surface.

Patterson was arrested last night after being interviewed by Police.
Patterson did ask for a court appointed attorney and the judge assigned the Lincoln County Public Defender to his case.

One of the charges carries up to 25 years in prison. The second carries up to 15 years in prison.

Patterson is being held on a 750 thousand dollar cash only bond.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Officials Seek Input On Deadwood Visitor Center

Deadwood city officials are seeking input from the public on a proposed $3. 5 million ...

SF Regional Airport Celebrates 75 Years

The Sioux Falls Regional Airport is celebrating 75 years of flight. ...

Children's Museum of SD Celebrates Birthday

Hundreds of children gathered in Brookings Sunday afternoon to celebrate ...

Flandreau Lodge Prepares For Pheasant Season  story with video  Sep. 14

Furry Friends Receive New Play Areas  story with video  Sep. 14

Historical Society Offers Tax Moratorium  Sep. 14

Aberdeen Ministry Shipping Socks To Bakken   Sep. 14

Brown Co. Gets $150,000 Floodgate Grant  Sep. 14

Pat O'Brien Sioux Falls Book Signing  Sep. 14

SD School Discipline Program Results  Sep. 13

Make-A-Wish SD's 30th Celebration  story with video  Sep. 13

Hundreds Walk To End Alzheimer's   Sep. 13

Peterson Case Sparks Child Abuse Discussion  story with video  Sep. 13

Murder Trial For Pierre Teen Finally Begins  Sep. 13

$500K Bond Set In Box Elder Murder  Sep. 13

Woodstock Icons At Black Hills Unity Concert  Sep. 13

Update: Adrian Peterson Child Injury Charge  Sep. 13

Peterson Indicted On Injury To Child Charge  story with video  Sep. 12

Road Construction Puts Greenhouse In Hole   story with video  Sep. 12

Veterans Speak Out At VA Town Hall  story with video  Sep. 12

KDLT News Archive
     

Furry Friends Receive New Play Areas  story with video

Many furry friends in the Sioux Empire will soon have ...

Aberdeen Ministry Shipping Socks To Bakken

Church patrons in Aberdeen are sending socks to the ...

Children's Museum of SD Celebrates Birthday

Hundreds of children gathered in Brookings ...

Flandreau Lodge Prepares For Pheasant Season  story with video  Sep. 14

Brown Co. Gets $150,000 Floodgate Grant  Sep. 14

Historical Society Offers Tax Moratorium  Sep. 14

Pat O'Brien Sioux Falls Book Signing  Sep. 14

SF Regional Airport Celebrates 75 Years  Sep. 14

KDLT News Archive
     

Parsley's Pick Six Leads Northern To Victory  story with video

ST. PAUL, MN --  Joe Parsley returned an ...

Gridiron Greatness: September 14th, 2014  story with video

In Week 3 of the college and prep football season KDLT covered 19 games from Missoula to ...

Coyotes Can't Escape Bear Trap (Again)  story with video

MISSOULA, Mont. —Fourth-ranked Montana scored touchdowns on ...

Washington Alum Hermanson Stars Again Against USD  story with video  Sep. 14

4th Ranked Montana Too Much For USD  story with video  Sep. 13

SDSU Jacks Up Southern Utah  story with video  Sep. 13

Lincoln & O'Gorman Win Presidents Bowl  story with video  Sep. 13

Augustana Stunned In Overtime  story with video  Sep. 13

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top