SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A man charged in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is back in custody after South Dakota authorities say he violated the terms of his bond by contacting the boy's mother.
The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office issued an arrest warrant and Joseph Patterson turned himself in Tuesday.
Patterson also faces aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in an alleged attack on Tyrese's mother in June.
Patterson was living with Tyrese's mother when he called 911 and reported the boy had stopped breathing. Doctors determined Tyrese's injuries couldn't have been accidental.
Prosecutors say Patterson beat him. Patterson maintains Tyrese choked on a snack.