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Charges added for man accused in April slaying
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Marquis Studivant

A Gainesville man accused in an April slaying on Carlton Street had charges added Wednesday, according to authorities.

Marquis Lejon Studivant, 27, was arrested Friday night in Gainesville. He and Tadrick Terrian Osborne, 37, were charged with felony murder by Gainesville Police in alleged connection to Dennis Gayton’s death.

Gayton was shot around 9:30 p.m. April 4 on Carlton Street near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said fleeing and attempting to elude and reckless driving were charges added Wednesday for Studivant.

Studivant’s attorney Lee Parks did not return a request for comment.

Police said Studivant was spotted in a vehicle on Mill Street around 4 p.m. Friday.

Sheriff’s office deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and later set up a perimeter with police to capture him.

Gainesville Police previously told The Times that two male suspects allegedly attempted to rob Gayton during “drug-related activity.”

“The shooter fired into the vehicle during the incident, killing Gayton, causing the vehicle to crash into a tree,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook previously said in a news release.

Gayton’s 15-year-old son was in the car at the time.

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