Back on April 6, 2013, I posted a blog article entitled, “Police Search for Irvington Man Who Threw Hot Oil on Sleeping Ex-Wife.” In the article, I described an incident wherein Byron Stokley, a 47-year old Irvington man, allegedly gained entry into his ex-wife’s residence, waited for her to fall asleep, and then threw a pot of hot oil and water on her. She suffered severe burns to her face and upper body and remained hospitalized for some time following the incident.
As of the date of my original blog article, police still had not located Stokley, who used his ex-wife’s vehicle to flee the scene. Authorities are now stepping up the search.
Byron Stokely Pic 4.13.jpgThe Essex County Sheriff’s Office announced that they are now offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to Stokley’s arrest. His last known address was on Grove Street in Irvington and his last known employer was the Prudential Center in Newark. Charges have been lodged against him for various domestic violence offenses, including Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, and Weapons offenses.
Anyone with information regarding Stokley’s whereabouts is being urged to contact Lt. Jose Ramirez of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office at (862) 754-2804 or Det. Trevor Lavine at (973) 274-5891.
For more information, see the Star-Ledger article entitled, “Reward offered for man who thew hot oil on sleeping ex-wife, Essex Sheriff says.”