The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

January 3, 2014

BREAKING: Authorities hunting Morgan murder suspect


A murder suspect considered armed and dangerous is on the lam from Morgan County, and authorities are asking residents in the area to be on the lookout for him.

Cody Lee Compton, 21, last address as 1536 Pine Ridge Road, Union Grove, is wanted in the murder of Jonathan Bowling. He was last seen driving a 2000, four-door, dark purple Honda Civic with license plate number 50D19R4.

He is believed to be traveling with Amanda Nichols, who is also wanted for questioning as a witness to the murder.

Anyone with information about Compton or Nichols should call Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin or Morgan County Sheriff's investigators at 256-301-1174.