Anniston man charged with armed robbery
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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Khalil Devadra Smith
Khalil Devadra Smith
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An Anniston man was in jail Friday, charged with robbing two people at gunpoint in an Oxford motel last month.

Khalil Devadra Smith, 18, is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, said Oxford Police Lt. Chip Owens.

Smith allegedly robbed a man and his girlfriend inside their room at the Super 8 Motel in Oxford Sept. 14.

Two other suspects were with Smith during the robbery, Owns said, and all three carried pistols. Owens declined to say whether the other two suspects have been identified, citing an ongoing investigation.

The victims and suspects knew each other, the police report states.

The male victim told police that he entered his room at around 1:10 a.m. Sept. 14, and the suspects followed him in, Owens said.

“The suspects with the weapons were pointing the weapons at the victim,’” Owens said.

The three suspects forced the female victim to go into the bathroom, which she did, Owens said. The male victim was struck in the forehead with either a closed fist or a pistol, Owens said. The police report does not state whether he required medical treatment for his injury.

The suspects forced the male victim to take his clothes off, Owens said. Smith allegedly took $600 in cash from the victims’ pants pockets and a pair of Nike shoes valued at $110.

The victim’s girlfriend called police from the bathroom, Owens said. The report states the victims recognized the three suspects as being from the west Anniston area, but could not see if the suspects ran away or left by vehicle.

The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office and Anniston police are assisting in the investigation.

Smith had been arrested by sheriff’s deputies June 29 and charged with attempted burglary. He was released on bond Aug. 9, court records show.

Smith was being held Friday in the Calhoun County Jail, with bond set at $50,000. He is to appear in court Oct. 24.

Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.

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