Cash Gernon’s father, Trevor Gernon apologized to Cash’s mother, Melinda Seagroves, for abandoning their twin sons at an ex-girlfriend’s home in Dallas.
4-year-old Cash Gernon was found dead in the street on the 7500 block of Sallerdige Drive on Saturday, May 15. A coroner determined the boy had been stabbed multiple times.
Darriyn Brown was arrested later that day and charged with kidnapping and burglary. More charges are expected pending the results of forensic evidence.
Gernon left Cash and his twin brother, Carter, in the care of his ex-girlfriend, Monica Sherrod.
In the audio, Gernon said he knew Sherrod for some time and that the two got together because they were both single parents.
Gernon departed Sherrod’s home in March because he had multiple outstanding felony warrants.
He said he moved back to Houston, where he was from originally, “after an unsuccessful job hunt amongst other things.”
He left his twins with Sherrod (pictured) because he didn’t want to “disrupt their routine.” He did not tell the boys’ mother where her sons were.
Carter has since been reunited with his mother.
Gernon said he doesn’t want to turn himself in to police because he fears going to jail on the outstanding warrants.
“To make matters worse. I have to fear for my freedom, as it is the goal of some to see me go to jail rather than grieve the loss of my little boy. All I want to do is have that one thing every parent deserves: to say good-bye and be with my son one last time before I return him home”.
A GoFundMe page created by Cash Gernon’s maternal grandmother has raised over $12,000 to transport the child’s body back to his hometown for burial.
Patty Seagroves wrote: “Please do not donate to any other GoFundMe or anything associated with Monica Sherrod.”