A Jasper man, Gary Matthew Allen, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the death on Friday of Leon Paul Danzis.

Danzis, 45, of Hoschton died after a fight at Canton Ice House during which witnesses told WSB-TV he was struck in the head with a pool cue.

Canton police were called to the bar at about 10:15 p.m. on Friday in response to a call about an altercation. Danzis was transported to Northside Hospital Cherokee where he was later pronounced dead.

Allen was arrested late Wednesday morning, said Canton Police Department spokesman Pacer Cordry. He was booked into the Cherokee County jail.

Allen, 31, is scheduled for a first appearance in Magistrate Court at noon Friday. Allen was also charged with murder during commission of a felony.

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