Where is Trevor Gernon? Cash Gernon's father was a 'good dad', fled home after getting into legal troubles
The story of how Cash Gernon, a four-year-old toddler from Texas, was kidnapped from his home on Saturday, May 15, and later found dead on the street has gripped the nation, as people demand to know where the kid's parents were and how they could let such a thing happen. It was later discovered that the deceased toddler used to live with the former girlfriend of his father, Trevor Gernon.
Dallas police wrote in a news release following the kidnapping, "The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Darriynn Brown. He is charged with kidnapping and burglary. Dallas investigators anticipate additional charges, pending results from a forensic analysis." Surveillance videos that the outlet reported show Brown taking the boy from his crib and hours later returning to abduct Cash’s twin Carter but leaving without taking the boy.
Who is Trevor Gernon?
Cash's father was named for the first time by Daily Mail, who talked to Monica Sherrod, Trevor's ex-girlfriend, following the harrowing incident. While giving the outlet a tour of the house where the kidnapping took place, she revealed that Cash and Carter were the sons of her ex-boyfriend, Trevor, 31, who moved into her house in February. Trevor is a construction worker. The former couple had known each other for two years and met in their home city of Houston. The twins stayed temporarily with her before moving in full time on Valentine's Day, February 14, the same day that Trevor moved in with Sherrod.
In March, Trevor, who had custody of the kids, suddenly fled after getting into legal troubles and has not been heard from since. Sherrod said that she had been raising them as her own ever since. Apart from the twins, she also had two boys and a daughter of her own.
"I loved those boys. They were not even my biological boys. I brought them into my home. I had made this room for them," Sherrod said. After Cash's death, Carter is reportedly reunited with his biological mother, Melinda Seagroves, who had been searching for her sons "for an extended amount of time."
As for the twins' father, Sherrod said that she had no idea where he was at present but called her ex a good father. "Trevor is actually a very good dad. This is a mishap for him. I don't understand what's going on in his life right now," she said.
She also, however, slammed him as a coward who fled his family. "He is a coward. His son passed away and he is letting us deal with all of this as if it's our fault. I don't know where Trevor is. I have tried reaching out but I'm getting no response. He left because he had a warrant. He got busted with pills that he said weren't his, before we got together. He was supposed to turn himself in to go to rehab. And he was scared. Because they told him he had to go to jail until a bed opens up. And that's all he could hear, jail. And I told him it's OK. But he got spooked and left."