Dad with ‘long criminal history’ faces murder charge for 4-month-old Lyrick Brown’s death after car crashes into river – The Sun
A FATHER with a reportedly long criminal history has been charged with capital murder in the death of his four-month-old daughter.
Police in Gainesville, Texas, issued an Amber Alert on Tuesday alleging that Lyrik Aliyana Brown was kidnapped by her father, Jeremy Brown, 30.
Investigators said that just before 4pm, they receiving information about Brown’s whereabouts.
Officers were dispatched to the Red River, which forms the Texas-Oklahoma border near Gainesville, under the Interstate 35 bridge.
When police arrived at the scene, Brown was standing in the river next to an overturned grey 2011 Volkswagen Jetta.
Inside was Lyrik’s body, still strapped into a safety seat in the vehicle.
Brown was removed from the river and assessed for any injuries before he was taken into custody.
On Wednesday, a capital murder warrant was issued for Brown, who remained in the Cooke County Detention Center in Gainesville without bond.
Brown’s girlfriend — Lyrik’s mother — told police on Monday that she and her daughter were riding in a car with Brown when the two adults got into a physical argument.
The mother said they stopped the car, got out of it, and continued to fight when Brown got back inside the car and drove off with their daughter still buckled inside.
The little girl was last seen by her mom wearing a yellow onesie with hearts and flowers on it.
Court records indicate Brown has a long criminal history, KDFW reported on Thursday.
According to WFAA, the Amber Alert for Lyrik was the third issued in two days.
On Monday, police said a man forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home before shooting her hand and kidnapping her seven-month-old boy.
That man is now in custody and the child was reunited with his mom.
On Sunday, police said a woman took a child from her grandparents, but the child was later found and returned to them; the woman remains at large.
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