Warrant Issued for South Orange Man and Two Newark Men
Each Wanted for Separate Incidents of Domestic Violence Assault
Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that warrants have been issued for the arrest of
Farod Rice, 49, of South Orange, and for Newark residents Javoun Williams, 26, and Nashid Smith, 24, each
being sought for separate incidents of domestic violence assault.
On Friday, February 28, 2020, a man pointed a handgun at a South Ward woman following a quarrel.
Detectives investigating this incident have identified Farod Rice as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his
arrest on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On Thursday, February 2, 2020, a North Ward woman was assaulted by a man she knows. Detectives
investigating this incident have identified Javoun Williams as a suspect in this incident and secured a warrant
for his arrest on a charge of aggravated assault.
On January 30, 2020, a woman was assaulted at a South Ward residence by a man she knows. The man also
took the victim’s iPhone X, Series 1 Air Pods and Apple Watch. Detectives investigating this incident have
identified Nashid Smith as a suspect in this incident and secured a warrant for his arrest on a charges of
While police are actively searching for Rice, Williams and Smith, we seek the public’s help in quickly
locating each suspect as part of these separate investigations.
Rice is described as 5’9” tall and 180 lbs. He has a medium brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
He also has tattoos on both arms.
Williams is also described as 5’9” tall and 180 lbs. He has a medium brown complexion, black hair and
Smith is described as 6’2” tall and 200 lbs. He also has a medium complexion with black hair and brown
Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about the whereabouts of Farod Rice, Javoun Williams or
Nashid Smith 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.
Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: www.newarkpd.org or through
our new Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download