Steven Shaw and Zeke Petrie still Behind Bars in Haiti

Bernadette - May 30 2012, 3:24 PM

May 2012

Former Barberton man remains in Haitian prison

By Katie Byard and Caitlin Cook
Beacon Journal writers
Published: May 29, 2012 - 04:47 PM | Updated: May 30, 2012 - 01:45 PM
Steven Shaw, 57 (left) and Zeke Petrie, 39, sit inside a police cell in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, May 19, 2012. A Haitian National Police official said Shaw and Petrie, both of the U.S., are being held because they were acting as if they were part of the military in a Friday demonstration in Haiti's capital that turned violent.

The two are among people jailed during the march by hundreds of military fatigue-wearing protesters pressing for the return of Haiti's disbanded army. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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A former Barberton resident was in a Haitian prison Tuesday, detained after being arrested during a pro-military rally on May 18.

On Tuesday, friends and family members made phone calls and sent emails to media representatives and others in hopes of securing 39-year-old Zeke Petrie

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