Authorities have found Cody DeAngelo Thompson, 18 of Rome, and  booked him into the Floyd County Jail for the murder of 35 year-old Richard Boatner.

Thompson is charged with felony murder.


Rome Police is searching for a 18 year-old man that is wanted for a deadly shooting Tuesday at the Cottis Inn on Martha Berry Blvd.

Reports said that they were dispatched to the motel around 9:30 pm in response to shots being fired.  After arriving they found 35 year-old Richard Boatner on the ground with a gunshot wound.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An investigation determined that the suspect was 18 year-old Cody Deangelo Thompson.  He was wanted for felony murder.

If anyone has information about this case please contact Investigator Corey Bowers at the Rome Police Department 706.238.5111 or 706.238.5129.