A 33 year-old Rome Man, Floydell Quinchard Smith, has been found not guilty of a murder that he was arrested for in 2023.

A jury ruled that Smith acted in self defense when he shot 30 year-old Te’Vian Markez Williams Sr at Callier Forrest Apartments on June 27, 2023.

Evidence showed that Wiliams had came toward Smith aggressively at a nearby Hi-Tech gas station before returning to the apartment complex.  

Smith testified that Williams had flashed a gun during the argument. However, surveillance footage showed that Smith drove at a high rate of speed into the apartment complex and went toward Smiht’s home.

Smith testified that when he saw Willaims he took a rifle from another person and then shot Williams because he feared for his life.

Smith was found not guilty on aggravated assault charges.


Floydell Quinchard Smith, 32 of Rome, was arrested Friday for the murder of a Rome man on Dodd Blvd.

Reports said Smith shot and killed Te’Vian Markez Williams Sr at an apartment on Dodd Blvd.

Smith is charged with murder, failure to appear and parole violation.


A man suspected of fatally wounding a 30-year-old man and evading police for over two weeks was arrested and detained in Dayton, Ohio.  Floydell Quinchard Smith, 33, is accused of the murder of Te’Vian Markez Williams on June 27, 2023 at a Dodd Blvd address. 

Members of the US Marshall’s Office worked to track Mr. Smith’s location with the assistance of public tips and information. He has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, Ohio and awaits extradition to Floyd County.


Christiany Ya’Breshia Aalyric Foster, 19 of Armuchee, was arrested this week after she was found hiding out and harboring a murdering suspect.

Reports said that Foster harbored and concealed Floydell Smith before transporting him to Cincinnati, Ohio and then deleting all location, google map information, text and telephone calls since June 30th.

Police did not say if Smith had been staying at Foster’s home at 47 Turkey Mountain Road.

Foster is charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal.


An arrest warrant for Felony Murder has been issued for Floydell Quinchard Smith, DOB 1990. Black male.

Smith is accused of the death of Te’Vian Markez Williams on June 27, 2023 at a Dodd Blvd address.

Anyone with any information or knowledge of his location should contact Rome/Floyd County 911 or the Rome Police Department Criminal Investigation Division a 706-238-5111.


On June 27, 2023 at about 1:40 am. Rome Police Officers responded to 131 Dodd Blvd, Callier Springs Apartment Complex, to a report of a male subject who had been shot. Officers arrived and found a black male had been shot in the upper leg/groin area and was bleeding heavily. Officers rendered aid to the male until Emergency Medical Services arrived and took over care. The male was transported to Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. The male will be transported to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. The victim is identified as Te’Vian Markez Williams, Sr., age 30 of a Rome address.

The Rome Police Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and assumed command of the investigation. Evidence was collected and witnesses were identified. The investigation led them to a person of interest who is wanted for questioning. That name will be released at a later time.

This appears to be an isolated incident with the victim and person of interest knowing each other.

Anyone with information should contact Rome Police Department Investigator Sergeant Brian Sutton. 706-238-5111. Our anonymous tip line can also be used, 706-236-5000 or on our website at Police Department | Rome, GA (romepolice.com)