Two charged for Newark robbery

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NEWARK, NJ – On July 29, 2021, Deputies from the Cecil County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle occupied by William Payes IV, 32 and Angela Biggs, 40.  Both were wanted by Newark Police on active warrants in this case.  The deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle after it did not stop. The vehicle crashed and both were taken to an area hospital.

Upon his release from the hospital, Payes was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

  • Robbery First Degree
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
  • Conspiracy Second Degree
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Payes appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $122,000 cash bail. Payes was turned over to the custody of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.

Biggs was charged with:


  • Robbery First Degree
  • Conspiracy Second Degree

Biggs appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video from the hospital and was released on $31,000 unsecured bond.

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