2 arrested on murder charges in unrelated DeKalb cases

Trevor Brinson (left), Reginald Ussery

Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

Trevor Brinson (left), Reginald Ussery

Officials in DeKalb County on Wednesday made arrests in two separate murder cases from last year, the sheriff’s office said.

Reginald Eugene Ussery, 40, of Decatur, was charged with killing Mark Moss, 38, in the Stone Mountain area on Dec. 26, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Moss was found shot several times in the middle of the road near the side of a Honda Odyssey and pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said Moss and Ussery got into a verbal confrontation at a convenience store and it continued at an apartment complex, before shots rang out.

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An arrest warrant was issued for Ussery on Jan. 30, and he was arrested at an apartment complex in Stone Mountain on Wednesday.

In a separate case, a man who was out on bond was taken back into custody and charged in the death of Joshua Stripling in Decatur.

Trevor Brinson, 31, was arrested Oct. 31 on a charge of aggravated assault after allegedly shooting Stripling. While Brinson was out on bond, Stripling died of his gunshot wounds, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities obtained an arrest warrant Jan. 23 and took Brinson back into custody Wednesday after a traffic stop in Jonesboro.

The shooting may have been drug-related, the sheriff’s office said.

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The medical examiner identified the victim as 83-year-old Charles Miller.