Man Arrested In Assault Of 2-Year-Old Child
by KDLT News
October 10, 2013 8:34 PM
A two-year-old child is in critical condition Thursday night and a Sioux Falls man is in jail accused of abusing the child.
Sioux Falls Police say 27-year-old Joseph Patterson was arrested and charged with aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault.
Police were called to Patterson's apartment at 6201 South Connie Avenue at 5:45 Wednesday night. The initial call came in as a choking. When officers arrived, they found the child unresponsive.
Patterson, who is the mother's boyfriend, was the only person taking care of the child at the time. Police say the child's injuries are not considered accidental and are consistent with abuse.