Authorities say the suspect accused of kidnapping a sleeping Dallas boy who was later discovered dead allegedly attempted to kidnap another child just months earlier, but the girl’s grandfather decided not to press charges at the time.

According to officials, psycho teen Darriynn Brown, accused of kidnapping and murdering 4-year-old Cash Gernon earlier this month, barged into the girl’s grandfather’s home in February and searched around when the older man chased him out with a kitchen knife.

According to an arrest warrant document obtained by KTVT, Brown, 18, then returned to the residence, kicking through the garage door and hitting the grandfather in the head before taking the homeowner’s 2-year-old granddaughter as she slept.

Authorities said the terrified child began crying, and the grandfather was able to wrestle her away from her would-be kidnapper, who then rushed away.

According to the station, the homeowner chose not to press charges at the time but later encountered Brown at a Walmart, where the teen apologized for what had happened.

“He was sorry for breaking into the house and trying to take his grandchild,” the man told police.

The girl’s grandfather met with child abuse detectives three days after Cash was discovered dead on a Dallas street wearing only a pair of shorts to say he now wanted to press charges in the previous incident, KTVT reported.

In the Feb. 8 incident involving the little girl, Brown then was subsequently charged with burglary and injury to an older person.

Brown, who has been identified as a friend of Cash’s father’s ex-girlfriend, is charged with burglary and kidnapping in the boy’s abduction. According to Dallas Morning News, investigators anticipate bringing a capital murder charge against him after a forensic analysis.

He remained held Friday at the Dallas County Jail on $1,625,000 bail, records show.

The home video footage showed Cash Gernon, 4, was allegedly abducted from his Texas bedroom by a teen, who then returned to the house and hovered menacingly over the toddler’s twin brother.

Cash was stabbed to death with an “edged weapon” less than two hours later, and his little body was discovered abandoned on a Dallas street by a jogger, officials revealed.



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