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UPDATE: Men held in Sweeney & Stevens murder probe released

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) disclosed via a press release today, March 16, 2018 that the men taken for questioning on March 15, 2018 in the murder probe of Clevaughn M. Sweeney and Michael Stevens have been released pending further investigations. Photo: VINO/File
Michael Stevens, 26 (left) and Clevaughn M. Sweeney, 24 (right) were brutally murdered on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS). Photo: Team of Reporters
Michael Stevens, 26 (left) and Clevaughn M. Sweeney, 24 (right) were brutally murdered on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS). Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Islanders Clevaughn M. Sweeney and Michael Stevens were in a rental car around 4:00 A.M. on Saturday February 10, 2018 when they came under heavy gunfire and were killed. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Islanders Clevaughn M. Sweeney and Michael Stevens were in a rental car around 4:00 A.M. on Saturday February 10, 2018 when they came under heavy gunfire and were killed. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents were hoping for a major breakthrough in the murder probe of Clevaughn M. Sweeney and Michael Stevens when it was announced yesterday, March 15, 2018 by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) that two persons had been held for questioning.

Sweeny, 24, and Stevens, 26, were riddled with bullets while in a rental vehicle near the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in Road Town, Tortola on February 10, 2018.

Police; however, disclosed via a press release today, March 16, 2018 that the men taken for questioning were released.

“Both men have been discharged pending further investigations,” police stated.

The men held and released were a 25-year-old from West End and a 32-year-old from Free Bottom, both on the main island of Tortola.

See previous article published March 16, 2018

2 held in relation to murder of Clevaughn M. Sweeney & Michael Stevens

Over a month after 24 year old Clevaughn M. Sweeney and 26 year old Michael Stevens were killed execution style in the vicinity of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School in Road Town, Tortola on February 10, 2018, two men have been held as investigations continue.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force today, March 15, 2018, officers of its Major Crime Team today arrested a 25-year-old from West End and a 32-year-old from Free Bottom, on suspicion of murder in relation to February’s double homicide.

The RVIPF said; however, that no further information could be provided.

Our newsroom has the names of the 2 men arrested but will not publish at this time.

Virgin Islanders Sweeney and Stevens were in a rental car around 4:00 A.M. on Saturday February 10, 2018 when they came under heavy gunfire and were killed.

Police sources confirmed that both died on the spot.

Sweeney was laid to rest on March 10, 2018.

55 Responses to “UPDATE: Men held in Sweeney & Stevens murder probe released”

  • Me (15/03/2018, 14:18) Like (0) Dislike (41) Reply
    Boy oh boy let em loose
  • ... (15/03/2018, 14:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh boy
  • wow (15/03/2018, 14:45) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Huh!
  • Bold (15/03/2018, 15:02) Like (48) Dislike (3) Reply
    NIGHT DOES RUN TILL DAY CATCH IT...OLD PEOPLE SAY SO..
  • Real Talk (15/03/2018, 15:04) Like (43) Dislike (4) Reply
    Finally they hold those guys but guess what we are waiting to see if they willl be release or charge
  • Just Woke (15/03/2018, 16:28) Like (21) Dislike (3) Reply
    Nice. Great news. The Police working.. Good Job..
  • z6ne (15/03/2018, 16:40) Like (48) Dislike (10) Reply
    Officers you’ll have the right persons trust me ,pls please don’t let them get away from this please!! GOOD JOB!!
    • Truth (15/03/2018, 18:28) Like (22) Dislike (14) Reply
      You Is a fake and imposter Bout z6ne I sure u never been on any of the corners in either Purcell, Baughers Bay or Belle Vue
  • Jailhouse Rat (15/03/2018, 16:48) Like (52) Dislike (4) Reply
    Seems like the charges is going to stick. Thanks to my fellow Rats, continue to snitch all of them out until every last one is locked up. Continue to drop those dimes.
  • Grim (15/03/2018, 16:50) Like (70) Dislike (6) Reply
    Now if only they can catch the shooters who were involved in the double murder at west end
    .That will be the icing on the cake for 2018
    • Sunny (15/03/2018, 18:50) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
      @Grim, sit back chill and watch. They are going down next.
      • To Sunny (15/03/2018, 19:38) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
        Looking forward to that cause the day they are caught, I'll buy a bottle of champagne for that special occasion cause child killers deserve to be 6ft under but I'll settle for them being locked behind bars.
    • talking (15/03/2018, 19:39) Like (16) Dislike (5) Reply
      If they catch the one for this they catch the one for West cause they was after the same team sad West was a mistake shooting
      • To talking (15/03/2018, 20:46) Like (34) Dislike (3) Reply
        I always felt the west end shooting didn't make sense and it had to be mistaken identity and that was also the word on the street. But how careless can those killers be to shoot up a vehicle so many times without knowing who is inside..it just shows how idiotic some people can be. Sad that Mr.Penn and an innocent child had to be killed in such a senseless manner, I wonder how those killers slept at night knowing what they did. I can't imagine the fear that the victims felt,but I know a lot of us in the community shared the pain and grief that the families had to endure.
        • Coincidence? (15/03/2018, 23:12) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
          Except the killing if the two Penn brothers, 8 months apart, was that just a sad & tragic coincidence?
        • Exactly (15/03/2018, 23:57) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
          Because they were a bunch of idiots that did the West End thing. I could bet they are running scared wondering when they are going to get snatched up. They out here acting big and bad hiding behind a gun but when they get snatched up they start S45tting and pissing their pants.
      • boop boop (16/03/2018, 08:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        thanks for the tip
    • Hmm (16/03/2018, 09:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Only if they were breathing.
    • Krazy (16/03/2018, 10:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sorry to rain on your parade, what if they are the same persons involved? After all, are they not from the West where the double murders occurred?
  • WSI (heavy camp) (15/03/2018, 16:59) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Opps on some Police Shid
    • G4ls (15/03/2018, 22:31) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yh them stays in Popo yard a bunch of clown with rich parents acting gangster trying to imitate the real youths them in the struggle who have no choice to do what they do .. they need take them people money n do something with them life from trying to be a bad man
  • Hmm (15/03/2018, 17:34) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    police : read the blogs and boom there goes the clues (shrugs)
  • Ndp must go!! (15/03/2018, 17:53) Like (62) Dislike (6) Reply
    Same dude that endorsing stop the crime put the guns down for funny man ad.. hold in a double homicide.-. Well this is it
    • Funeral superstar (15/03/2018, 19:32) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
      I guess that should be no surprise since bald head was at a funeral the other day bragging about his close relationship to someone who was a known g_ _ g member
      • @funeral superstar (16/03/2018, 12:19) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
        Shut yo moda A gang member where stop chat wa u don't know
    • ? (15/03/2018, 22:59) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      ???
    • Ouch !!! (16/03/2018, 07:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ain’t life funny??? Yep I heard about this!!!! Sad, sad, sad,sad!!!!!!!
  • Hmm (15/03/2018, 18:29) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    Those two men will walk n it’s sad
    • F%/k no (15/03/2018, 20:37) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
      @Hmm, Walk you say? Nawww, they walk, they will not get very far. The police have the right people. If those two walk, someone is pulling strings for sure.
    • To hmm (16/03/2018, 12:00) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I guess you were right to say they will walk. I was hoping whoever those two held would have been charged,but I guess the hunt is still on for the killers. SMH I have to add that from some of these comments people actually DO KNOW who were involved in the double murder at West end...sad that there's no tip for the police
  • balo (15/03/2018, 19:39) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    They might walk but there time behind dem walls ain't going to be a party.
  • wize up (15/03/2018, 20:00) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bad man dem signing: the bad wanted to kill him
    Self; every rope have it end: thanks to all who speak up and speak: let bring the madness to a head( it not good us)
  • Wsi (15/03/2018, 20:05) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wait a while ah say lotta .223 for um when shottas involve dem say orange head rastaman i hope lil bro is yuh angel pray him cant save u
  • Aws 24/7 (15/03/2018, 20:36) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
    Put the guns down!!

    -musa
  • Pay close attention (15/03/2018, 21:28) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    A lot of the blogs have a lot of clues to who, what, and why. You just have to pay close attention.hey, if that is the way to turn the criminals in why not. No matter what the crime victims have done no one have the right to make the decision to take another life. Step by step, one by one, it might take a while but everything you do in life will come back to bite you in the A%/ when you least bit expect it. You do good, good will bless you. You do bad, bad will follow and destroy.
  • LOL (15/03/2018, 21:29) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    and he put the mehhhhn on it with emphasis to
  • Sky (16/03/2018, 01:49) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is good news, I hope if they are found guilty they are charged!
  • SURVIVAL (16/03/2018, 03:03) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    what you all ain't realised it that many of these same people who are killed killed many also.Many move from island to island doing their damage also. The devil is at work but God is also working. There is good and evil in everyone but good always overcome evil. pls find police protection for some of us as the stories unfolding. what we don't realised is it good to walk with the Lord at at all times you never
    know when is your turn.
    • and (16/03/2018, 10:00) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
      @Survival, very true. They don't realize when they did dirt to people they made a deal with the devil. And the devil want his payback.
  • so funny (16/03/2018, 05:14) Like (28) Dislike (11) Reply
    It is so funny how the citizens of the BVI like to paint pictures on innocent people... EVERYBODY is innocent until proven guilty .. Why you guys quick to call down on people, Come on , nobody got charge but everybody have the world to say ..anybody can be called in for questioning.... GROW UP,
  • A Lawyer for the people (16/03/2018, 08:51) Like (19) Dislike (5) Reply
    I want to know if so many of you'll know so much where is the evidence to back up all this.. come on my BVI people stop with all the envy talk and help build back the BVI to how it used to be.. if you know something say it and most importantly if you see something say but remember he say and she say cant stand up in court, you'll wasting time coming on the news site to post what you'll don't know.
  • Truth (16/03/2018, 08:56) Like (19) Dislike (14) Reply
    AND when the truth comes out Y'ALL will look retarded as usual........ The hating is sad against innocent people, praying the real murders are caught.
    • @Truth (16/03/2018, 10:15) Like (13) Dislike (6) Reply
      We know West man hire shooters his arm so weak doubt he could fire a choppa as for the other one some man don't want to be legit even though he can that mean you a punk if you aint in street.
  • conclusion (16/03/2018, 11:21) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    This is so sad to see how much hate and envy there is in this beautiful country. It isn't because you don't like somebody that you have to try to implicate them into something as serious as a murder. Some of you are just too anxious to see the downfall of other people. BUT, always remember there is a God somewhere and when God is for you, it really doesn't matter who is against you.
  • perhaps (16/03/2018, 12:05) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    It appears that some of you know a lot of things. My advice to you is to put your money where your mouths are and do the right thing. Since you know, then take your evidence along with your il******te @$$ and help to capture the REAL criminals. If you fall short of doing this, then you should shut the hell up.
  • SDS (16/03/2018, 14:07) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Jailhouse Rat.... Done with the name calling. Caz then all your doing is discouraging some to come forward :@
  • Clearly (16/03/2018, 17:36) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    Just for votes baldhead will do anything. This one back fire on him again.
  • wize up (17/03/2018, 07:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    you must to have evidence against to two accused persons to commence their prosecution in a court did law.......evidence which places then in the commmission of said offence: nepulutaion no less longer works in the court house because these folks move with their lawyers who advise then of their criminal rights( that the way of the work these day; oj was guilty but his legal team planted that doubt in the minds of his jury) what a world!!!! God never sleeps and time will tell


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