Tavae Stalks of Fontana was arrested for allegedly murdering a Jurupa Valley resident.  (Contributed photo by Riverside County Sheriff's Department)

A Fontana man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Jurupa Valley resident, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

On May 7 at about 11:49 p.m., deputies assigned to the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a report of a deceased man in the area of Parkhurst St. south of Harrel Street in Jurupa Valley.

Upon arrival, deputies found the victim inside a vehicle parked on the street. He had injuries consistent with a homicide. Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and station investigators responded to begin the investigation. The Central Homicide Unit also responded and assumed the investigation. The victim was identified as Byron Graves, 39.

During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified.

At about 9 a.m., officers from Fontana Police Department responded to a call in the 14000 block of Cherry Avenue, where the suspect was seen. The suspect, Tavae Stalks, a 30-year-old resident of Fontana, was arrested without incident. Stalks was later booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

If anyone has information regarding this investigation, they are encouraged to call Investigator D. Contreras at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600 or Investigator S. Anderson with the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777.

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Daniel Graves


Daniel Graves

This is messed up this guy killed my brother for no reason Byron graves wasn't a bad guy he took people in when they needed help icant believe this at all I hope this guy realizes that he murder my brother over nothing I don't know why he did it but I want to know why he did it and how come he did this I am now faced with a decision to make doesn't he know the pain my family is going through man I have to make a decision that I thought I never had to make this is hard on me mainly I have to be the one to make this decision I know for a fact that no one likes to make a decision like this please pray for me and my family thank you


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