DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The father of a 4-year-old boy who was found murdered in a street in Dallas in May has been arrested in Harris County for outstanding warrants, authorities said Thursday.
Trevor Gernon was taken into custody Thursday during a traffic stop on North Sam Houston Parkway. He had warrants for two counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and fraud.READ MORE: Cameron Lavon Stephens, 18, Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Arlington Teen At Hurricane Harbor
On May 15, the body of Gernon’s son, Cash, was found in the middle of a street with multiple stab wounds. According to an arrest affidavit, Cash was abducted from a home on Florina Parkway, where he and a sibling were living with Trevor Gernon’s girlfriend.
Police said Trevor Gernon left the boys with her in March. He reportedly left after missing a court date in Harris County.READ MORE: Austin Police Arrest, Charge 19-Year-Old With Murder For 6th Street Mass Shooting
The suspect is Cash’s death, 18-year-old Darriynn Brown, has been charged with capital murder, kidnapping and burglary. Police said on Wednesday that evidence submitted to a lab linked Brown to Cash at the time of the child’s death.
According to the affidavit, surveillance video showed the suspect taking Cash from his crib. A second part of the video allegedly showed Brown returning but left without taking Cash’s brother, Carter.MORE NEWS: Vice President Harris On Her Way To Texas For Visit To US-Mexico Border
Brown remains in Dallas County Jail on a $1.625 million bond.