Suspect named in Greene County road rage homicide

Authorities are searching for a Norcross man they have named as a suspect in what they believe to be a homicide stemming from a road rage incident.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have obtained arrest warrants for 20-year-old Deron Demond Bell. The GBI, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Marshals Service have been actively looking for Bell in connection with the homicide of Joseph Lee Briggs Jr. on I-20 April 9.

Deputies discovered Briggs, of Manning, South Carolina dead at mile marker 132 on I-20 in Greensboro, Georgia. He had suffered what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds.

According to the GBI, Briggs was a victim of road rage while driving on I-20. The GBI investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 706-453-3551 or the GBI’s Regional Investigative Office in Milledgeville, Georgia at 478-445-4173.  Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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