February 24, 2005

Ex-priest questioned in jail break

Haiti Info

24th February 2005

PORT-AU-PRINCE - A U.S. citizen and former priest was held and questioned for more than eight hours by Haitian police Wednesday in connection with Saturday’s jail break in which heavily armed gunmen freed almost 500 prisoners.

Ron Voss was released Wednesday evening.

’’Police let him go home for the night but they kept his passport, and he has to go back [Thursday] morning for questioning,’’ said Bill Quigley, an American lawyer who was with Voss at the time of his arrest.

Voss, the director of Visitation House, a guesthouse in Port-au-Prince, the capital, was led away by a judge and a dozen police officers Wednesday afternoon. The arrest came less than 24 hours after Haitian Minister of Justice Bernard Gousse said the prison break was planned at Voss’ guesthouse.

Posted by kshaw at February 24, 2005 08:06 PM