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Suspect in Buford QuikTrip murder accused of threatening to kill officer
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James Blocksom

A Canton man previously indicted in the February 2019 fatal shooting at the Gainesville Highway QuikTrip is now accused of threatening a Hall County Sheriff’s Office officer, according to court records.

James Elliott Blocksom, 24, was indicted Feb. 4 on charges of terroristic threats and obstruction of an officer. He was previously indicted last February on one count of malice murder and two counts of felony murder, with the underlying felonies being aggravated assault and terroristic acts.

Blocksom is accused of shooting Chester Morrison, 36, several times at the Gainesville Highway QuikTrip, which is off Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in South Hall.

Blocksom was standing outside the passenger side of the car at the time of the Feb. 10, 2019, shooting, according to a Hall County Sheriff’s Office press release.

According to the Feb. 4 indictment, Blocksom allegedly threatened to murder an officer Jan. 23. He is also accused of refusing another correctional officer’s commands the same day.

Defense attorney Brett Willis declined to comment.

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said the murder case is still pending.

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