Devon S. Stroman, 26, turned himself into police custody Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a wanted poster hit the streets and airwaves calling for his arrest for alleged assault and battery.
According to police, Stroman was charged with aggravated assault and battery domestic violence in connection with a Dec. 18 incident that occurred near the Estate Richmond Post Office, where he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.
During the time of the assault, Stroman allegedly punched the 26-year-old woman several times, leading to a broken foot. Police said he turned himself in at 10:30 a.m. after his photo was distributed to the media in a wanted poster for his arrest.
Acting Police Commissioner Henry W. White Jr. thanked the media for their continued assistance in disseminating information, and assisting in getting lawbreakers off the streets.
“In this holiday season when fostering positive family relationships are at the forefront, and all year long, domestic violence will not be tolerated,” White said.
White also urged women or men who are involved in destructive relationships to seek help from the Women’s Coalition on St. Croix, the Family Resource Center on St. Thomas and the Safety Zone on St. John.