Bahamas 'Barefoot Bandit' is back in US

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 22, 2010 15:09

The alleged Bahamas "Barefoot Bandit" is back in the US Thursday, where authorities say he started his multistate crime spree.

Colton Harris-Moore arrived Wednesday afternoon from Miami on a US Marshals plane and was promptly transferred to a federal detention facility in Washington state, according to the US Attorney's Office.

US Attorney's Office spokeswoman Emily Langlie said Harris-Moore is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Thursday in front of Magistrate Judge Brian Tsuchida. At the hearing, he will be advised of the charge against him and possible penalties.

Harris-Moore was arrested in the Bahamas a week after he reportedly crash-landed there in a plane stolen July 4 from an Indiana airport. He made initial court appearances in Florida last week.

He faces a federal charge in the crash-landing of a plane stolen from Idaho last year.

Harris-Moore has allegedly committed a series of crimes, including stealing planes and boats, across the nation. Police say he began his spree in his hometown of Camano Island in Washington state.

Messages to one of his two attorneys — John Henry Browne — were not immediately returned.


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