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An early morning roundup by officers with the Monaca Borough Police Department has netted two more suspects in connection with an assault that took place outside of the Blue Steel late last week.

Craig Rawl Jr., 21 of New Brighton, turned himself into authorities this morning after Monaca officers began visiting various locations looking for him. A short time later, Monaca Police arrested Michael Dee Stevenson, 22 of Beaver Falls, who was also wanted in connection with the beating.

Both men are facing charges of felony aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and disorderly conduct, for their alleged role in an attack on 32 year old Patrick Castellano of Industry. The assault occurred early Thanksgiving morning outside of the Blue Steel, which has come under heavy criticism by members of the community due to a string of incidents originating from the club.

Monaca Police arrested Larance Armoni Lowe, 22 of Aliquippa, over the weekend on the same charges. He was released from the Beaver County Jail after posting a $20,000 bond in the case.

As of the time of this report, court records show that Rawl and Stevenson are currently being held in the Beaver County Jail after failing to post $25,000 bonds.

A preliminary hearing for Lowe, Rawl, and Stevenson has been scheduled for December 9th at 9:00am.

Marlo Dame Cleckley Jr., 21 of Beaver Falls, is still wanted by authorities for his alleged involvement in the attack, and a warrant has been issued by Magisterial District Judge Dale Nicholson for his arrest.

A cellphone video provided to the Beaver Countian by a witness of the assault shows Patrick Castellano being drop kicked in the head, and a second video taken moments later shows the man laying unconscious and bloody while a group of people continue to violently attack him. Castellano was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was admitted. The man was released Friday morning and is expected to make a full recovery.

Readers of the Beaver Countian helped to identify some of the suspects and witnesses to the assault after video of the attack was released by this publication.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Crystal Olszyk
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Crystal Olszyk

Cleckley isnt that one of the teen’s last name that killed the girl from beaver falls over a cigarette??? sounds like that whole family is trouble considering i know of a relative of the family thats locked up in state pen right now too.

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good work to monaca police! this is the difference with monaca and other towns when bad things happen here people come forward and cops do their job. :thumbsup:

if this happen in aliquippa no one would see anything and the police probably wouldnt even show up

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aTrueAmerican

Cleckley is hidding in the new apartments the housing authority build up in Pleasant view.. all the cleckleys live up there.. it’s a drug haven now..

Clinton M Weidner
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Clinton M Weidner

I grew up in BF and know allot of the Cleckley family..Some of them are really good people, don’t single out an entire family because of the actions of a few of them..

Mike Morgan
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Mike Morgan

When I was a kid Monaca was such a nice town. Now that entire area has gone to hell.