Prosecutor: Man Charged with Assault of His Infant and Ex Extradited Back to NJ

An area man who was charged with the August aggravated assault of his infant daughter and ex-girlfriend has been extradited back to New Jersey from Ohio and is now facing additional criminal charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Wednesday.

The accused, Byron M. Jovel-Barquero, 20, has been charged with the criminal charges of second-degree aggravated assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and simple assault, a disorderly persons offense.

An investigation by members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and the Long Branch police determined that as a result of Jovel-Barquero physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her home, the victim’s child, a 4-month-old, also sustained serious injuries, resulting in hospitalization.

The case background …

A little more than two weeks later, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Jovel-Barquero at a residence in Toledo, OH. He was then extradited back to New Jersey last week and lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending future court proceedings. The state has filed a motion to keep him detained as the case against him proceeds.

Anyone with information about this or related matters is urged to contact MCPO Detective Dawn Correia at 800-533-7443.

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office