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UPDATE - Arraignment for alleged MoneyGram robbers pushed back again

Rodney Simmonds Jr. (right) and Mikhail Howe are two of five men accused of robbing MoneyGram in January 2011.
Three of the five accused men (left to right) - Michael Stevens, Jason Stevens and Leonard Sprauve. Photo: VINO
Three of the five accused men (left to right) - Michael Stevens, Jason Stevens and Leonard Sprauve. Photo: VINO
Three of the five accused men (left to right) - Michael Stevens, Jason Stevens and Leonard Sprauve. Photo: VINO
Three of the five accused men (left to right) - Michael Stevens, Jason Stevens and Leonard Sprauve. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The five men accused of orchestrating and pulling off a daring robbery on MoneyGram, Fishlock Road branch on January 21, 2011, had the arraignment pushed back to May 14, 2012.

Rodney Simmonds Jr., Leonard Sprauve, Mikhail Howe, Michael Stevens and Jason Stevens were to be arraigned yesterday, May 7, 2012 in the High Court. This is because Michael Stevens’ lawyer, Akeela Anderson, has not received the deposition from the Crown as yet.

Initially, Michael’s legal dilemma was holding up the case. But Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe told Justice Albert Redhead that Ms. Anderson will get the documents before the week is out.

The five young men are charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and wounding with intent, and possession of explosives. They are on remand.

According to court records, the robbery happened around 4:30 p.m. on January 21, 2011 when two security officers had picked up the day’s earnings – 193, 409.33 – to be taken to the National Bank of the Virgin Islands.

Howe and Michael were arrested the same day, while officers picked up the other three days after.

19 Responses to “UPDATE - Arraignment for alleged MoneyGram robbers pushed back again”

  • weed (01/05/2012, 15:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look at them all so young so hansome a full life ahead of them and now
  • --------------------- (01/05/2012, 16:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look how they got there self in this stupidness
    • so why (01/05/2012, 21:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      and all of them came from a good family...jah
    • keep it real (08/05/2012, 21:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      stop finding excuses for them i ask again when dem gonna wake up and realize that society is not impressed with thier 'thug' want to be life and that they need to get their act together
  • daddy friday (01/05/2012, 17:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Our young men again need jesus
  • follow the leader (01/05/2012, 21:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    too much of our youths following bad company
  • USA (02/05/2012, 07:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    dem got on name brand clothes dem large
    • Black Serian (03/05/2012, 01:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      360 I totally agree with you the legal system is failing so bad and it's ashame. Every one is down those young men throat my thing why? Why they're being judge before the facts are laid before them in court? Why? It's a crying shame how the public judge the accused. As if the police and DDP don't lie or set up our people. The wickedest and most corruptest set of people in our country I think is the police (most not all) and the office of the DDP. The public need to know the facts of the case first before casting judgement upon the young men. Because there is alot of mix up in the police and DDP case no DNA no FORENSIC nothing none of the young men were caught with no gun nothing the legal system needs to be just and fair
  • 360 (02/05/2012, 07:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What they really need to talk about is how slow the system is which means no justice for BVIslanders who becomes the real victim of the snail paced judicial system a legal system who does not care how long you spend in jail before your trial and how much you have to pay these expensive lawyers.
    • Silly Banter (09/05/2012, 13:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      There wouldn't be no time spent waiting on a trial nor the worry about paying for expensive lawyers if they followed the law. Perhaps they should have been in college studying to be a lawyer, doctor, accountant, IT tech etc., so they could earn the big bucks that those who work and study hard earn, and therefore can charge!!
  • talk girl talk (02/05/2012, 09:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    where are the church and the jobs and the village and the parents???? where are they???
  • in the news (02/05/2012, 15:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look at dem they are our sons no need to be afraid of dem, no they are not DANGEROUS.....
  • WORDS AND DEEDS (02/05/2012, 17:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    goodness gracious mey boy young they could all do better...but they are our pll and we still need to protect dem
  • Father father (08/05/2012, 13:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lord send help to ou young men
  • my two cents (08/05/2012, 13:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    if you all know what is good for you all just plea guilty to the charges and get it out of the way.......
  • BVI lawyer (09/05/2012, 16:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pushed back again?!? Boy, we need to take a long hard look at the criminal justice system in this country. Far too slow, and too inefficient.
  • 4/5 keyboarding!!! (10/05/2012, 12:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    watch ma nigga teeths mon in the loaks.... hold ur head up bro

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