Reward Offer for Aggravated Assault Suspect

IrvingtonSheriff Armando Fontoura today announced a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of Byron Stokely who is wanted by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the Irvington Police Department on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping and weapons charges.

Sheriff Fontoura said the Crimestoppers program would pay up to $2,500 for details of Stokely’s whereabouts.

On March 29, 2013, Stokely is alleged to have thrown a pot of boiling water, mixed with oil, on his ex-wife while she was asleep in her home. The victim was severely burned.

Stokely’s last known address is 658 grove Street, Irvington. His most recent employer is the Prudential Center in Newark.

Persons with information about the suspect are urged to contact Lt. Jose Ramirez of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office at 862-754-2804 or Detective Trevor Lavine at 973-274-5891. Callers may also contact Detective Maurice Taylor of the Irvington Police Department at 073-399-6530.

All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.