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Anniston man charged in double homicide at Oxford motel

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Oxford police on Wednesday announced the arrest of an Anniston man in connection with the shooting deaths of two people in an Oxford motel in December.

Kerodjae Qyfon Loveberry, 20, was arrested Tuesday morning, and is charged with two counts of capital murder, according Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge.

Cordeira Romye Maxwell, 24, of Ohatchee, and Misty Renea Lopez, 23, of Oxford, were found dead on Dec. 19 at the Super 8 motel on Alabama 21, near Interstate 20.

Loveberry was in the Calhoun County Jail when arrested on the two murder charges. Loveberry’s previous charges were first-degree criminal trespassing, possession of a controlled substance and carrying a pistol without a permit, according to court records.

Loveberry was arrested on those charges on Dec. 23 for an incident that occurred that day, according to those records.

“I want to personally commend the Investigations Division for their hard work in this case, and for helping to bring closure for the families of the victims,” Partridge wrote in a Wednesday press release.

Jamie Edgar Gomez, 21, of Oxford, was a “person of interest” in the two deaths, Oxford police have said, and was arrested Dec. 20, charged with tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.  

Asked Wednesday if Gomez was a suspect in the two shootings, Partridge said by phone that “he had nothing to do with that actual shooting … Loveberry is the shooter.”

Gomez was in the Oxford City Jail Wednesday morning, according to jail staff who answered the phone.

Loveberry was being held in the Calhoun County Jail Wednesday without bond, Partridge said.

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