CASH Gernon's alleged killer was accused of grabbing another toddler just months before the four-year-old died.
Darriynn Brown, 18, is being held on charges of kidnapping and theft, as well as injury to a child, elderly individual or disabled individual.
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However, DFW reported that Brown is facing a second burglary charge after he entered a man's home and grabbed his two-year-old granddaughter, according to an affidavit obtained by the outlet.
Brown allegedly walked into the home, went through the rooms and closets, before picking up a kitchen knife and demanding the man to leave.
The homeowner managed to get Brown out of the house, before he returned and started kicking and damaging the door between the home and garage.
He then regained entry and allegedly punched the man in the head before grabbing his two-year-old granddaughter who was sleeping in the living room.
The affidavit claimed that he carried her toward the laundry room at the back of the house, while the man was shouting to let her go.
The man then physically removed her from Brown's grasp and put her back on the couch before confronting Brown in the kitchen, according to the document.
Brown allegedly punched the man in the face one more time before fleeing from the back door.
The grandfather told cops that the little girl was "startled and began crying when she awoke to Brown holding her," however he decided not to press charges.
Just two weeks later, Brown and the man ran into each other in Walmart where Brown allegedly apologized, with the grandad claiming he said he was "sorry for breaking into his house and trying to take his grandchild."
Child Abuse Detectives met with the homeowner on May 18 to interview him about the interaction, and the man told them he now wants to press charges against Brown.
This was just three days before Gernon was found by a jogger on a residential street in the Mountain Creek area of Dallas, Texas.
Brown was allegedly seen in surveillance footage taking the toddler from his bed.
The boy had multiple wounds from “an edged weapon,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
Cash's father's girlfriend, Monica Sherrod, identified Cash and said that he was asleep when the suspect broke in and kidnapped him at 5am local time.
She also told the Daily Mail that Brown was known to the family as the brother of her older sons' friend.
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