Who is Daniel Payton Brinson? Georgia man, 22, charged for killing 18-year-olds Destiny Kight, Charlie Garrett
It is believed Garrett and Kight were moving in together and were shot outside the very house they planned to call home. Kight's mother Toshua Newsom knew Brinson, and he visited their house frequently for nearly 10 years
WRIGHTSVILLE, GEORGIA: A Georgia man has been charged with two counts of murder following the shooting of two 18-year-olds in Johnson County. According to reports, Daniel Payton Brinson shot and killed Destiny Hope Kight and Charlie Jaylon Garrett on April 23 in Wrightsville. A motive for the murders has not yet been revealed.
Following the shooting, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest warrant in Brinson's name. He was arrested on April 26 by the Marietta Police Department on multiple drug charges, which are believed to be unrelated to the murders. He also has other warrants to his name in multiple counties in the state.
Since his arrest, Brinson is being held at the Cobb County Jail. Here's everything we know about Brinson, and his multiple warrants.
Who is Daniel Brinson?
The 22-year-old is reportedly a resident of Harrison in Washington County. He does not appear to have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account. In fact, we couldn't find any information about Brinson beyond his multiple warrants and arrests, as mentioned in the press.
On April 27, the Laurens County Sheriff's Office put out an alert for Brinson, after he was the suspect in a theft case. He was arrested by the Marietta Police Department for three drug charges - possession of drugs with intent to distribute and purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana. He is also wanted in Washington County.
According to the statement by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Brinson is a known associate of Garrett. It is unclear at this time if Garrett was also involved in the possession and distribution of drugs. It is believed Garrett and Kight were moving in together and were shot outside the very house they planned to call home. 13WMAZ reported that Kight's mother Toshua Newsom knew Brinson, and he visited their house frequently for nearly 10 years. Newsom told the channel, "we had heard rumors and his name had come up in rumors, but when I actually got confirmation that it was him, it was a shock. I couldn't believe someone so close to the family could be the cause of us not having her anymore."
Will Newsom, Kight's father, said, "I grew up around his family all my life. His daddy, brother, uncles, I grew up with every one of them. They raised him right. I don't know. He went astray or something." Both Kight and Garrett were laid to rest together on April 30.
Since he is wanted by multiple agencies, it is unclear where he will be arraigned and tried. Further details have not been revealed by any of the agencies involved in his many cases.