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Bledson indicted in Gainesville mans death
Darvis Bledson
Darvis Bledson

A suspect was indicted on malice murder and felony murder charges Monday morning in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

The indictment says Darvis Donquan Bledson, 33, shot Terry Jerome Maddox, 30, with the gunshot damaging an artery in Maddox’s chest.

Bledson, also known as “Tookie,” was arrested last month with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals and booked in to the Hall County Jail.

The investigation began soon after authorities received several 911 calls and as a Gainesville officer was flagged down just before 11 p.m. Sept. 9 at the 900 block of Athens Street.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously said the shooting took place outside a building that once housed a club called Sparkles and that the building is now used for private events.

Officers found Maddox, who had been shot multiple times, unresponsive, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A large group of people was at the scene when officers arrived, Holbrook previously said.

“Within hours of the shooting, investigators named Bledson as a suspect,” he added.

Bledson will be arraigned on charges of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Bledson has previous felony convictions for aggravated battery, cocaine possession and cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

A call to Bledson’s attorney after business hours Monday was not immediately returned.


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