Tortola Man Wanted in BVI Murder Nabbed at STT Racetrack

Arien Milton Kwarme Fahie (VIPD photo)
Arien Milton Kwarme Fahie (VIPD photo)

A man wanted by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in connection with a murder in the British Virgin Islands was apprehended Saturday on St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Detectives with the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, responding to information from various sources that Arien Milton Kwarme Fahie was around the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack in Estate Bovoni, took him into custody Saturday without incident, the department reported Sunday.

Agents from Immigration Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations then took custody of Fahie, 26, to transport him back to the British Virgin Islands for prosecution, the VIPD reported.

Fahie was wanted by the Major Incident Team of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in connection with the June 21 shooting death of Corey Butler, 35, during an apparent robbery in Road Town, Tortola.  

According to news reports at the time, Butler was shot in the Scatliffe Alley area of Tortola and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Dr. D. Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town. Akeem Durrant, 35, has been charged with murder in the case, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force.

The VIPD issued an alert for USVI residents to be on the lookout for Fahie on Friday.

“After receiving information that Fahie may be on St. Thomas, I immediately mobilized our resources, and we were able to locate Fahie,” VIPD Chief Steven Phillips said Sunday. “This  is a notable example of police and community working together. We continue to thank the  community for the great tips provided and the partnership, and federal agencies who  assisted in transporting Fahie back to the BVI,” he said.

To provide tips to the CIB, call 340-774-2211, ext. 5556, 5530, or 55271, Crime Stoppers VI  at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or 911.