Danny Pye, a Christian missionary to Haiti, was freed March 15 after being jailed without charge for 5 months.
"Around 6 pm he walked out of the jail," said Annmaria Runion, Pye's mother-in-law. Danny's wife, Leann, is due with their second child March 27. She has been staying with her mother in Florida since January.
Runion said Pye is "in the air right now," en route to Florida. His family, including his wife and 4-year-old daughter Riann, are eager to see him, Runion said.
He's scheduled to land in Fort Lauderdale between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday evening, said Martha Detalma, a family friend.
"Our prayers, tears, and words have been heard and responded with a YES!!" Leann Pye posted on her blog Wednesday. "Danny is free and is out of Jacmel spending some time with the kids. We will be unavailable until next week. Thank you all for your support and prayers. God is good!"
After his release, Pye briefly spoke to the Associated Press, and said he plans to return to Haiti "soon" to continue ...1