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Two Arrested, One Sought in Aggravated Assault Incident in Newark

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Police in Newark are reporting the arrest of Mr. Kareme D. Williams, 44, and Ms. Maxine C. Hayes, 21, both of Newark, in connection with an aggravated assault, robbery and burglary that occurred on Monday, April 12. 

Police said at approximately 11:30 a.m., police responded to a residence in the area of Stuyvesant Avenue and South Orange Avenue on a call of an assault.


Two women began fighting with a female victim and later returned, attempting to gain entry into the residence. The suspects kicked in a back door and struck and kicked the victim before taking her cell phone.  

According to police, a second victim in the residence was assaulted and her cell phone was also taken by the suspects. A male suspect then pointed a handgun at a third victim, a juvenile female.

Responding officers arrested Kareme D. Williams and Maxine C. Hayes who were both identified as suspects in this incident.  

Each faces charges of three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of robbery, burglary, conspiracy and unlawful possession of a weapon.

These charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a third suspect, Ms. Nayiada D. Harmon, 28, of Newark. She is described as 5’5” tall and 145 lbs. with a light brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes. 

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information to on the whereabouts of Nayiada D. Harmon to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.