AKRON, Ohio - Bond was set Friday for the Rittman man accused of killing the mother of their daughter while she was delivering a pizza in Akron last month, and following a bitter custody dispute between the two.
Chief Magistrate John Schumaker set 30-year-old Chad Cobb's bail at $1.5 million. He pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and kidnapping charges, and his next hearing was set for July 18 at 8:30 a.m.
Police in New Franklin said Cobb killed 25-year-old Ashley Biggs in the early morning hours of June 21. She worked for Domino's Pizza and made a delivery to the side of a building on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road at 12:45 a.m.
When Biggs did not return, a missing persons report was filed. Police found evidence of a struggle at the location where the pizza was supposed to be delivered – blood was on the ground, change scattered and marks indicating someone had been dragged.
Biggs' car was located later that morning in Chippewa Township and her body was found inside. She was bound with zip ties and had blunt force trauma to the head, police said.
Police said it appeared Biggs was killed at a location in Summit County and brought to the Wayne County location after the fact.
Cobb was arrested later that day.
According to New Franklin police, Biggs and Cobb had a bitter custody battle over their 6-year-old daughter.