Teen dubbed ‘Barefoot Bandit’ arrives in Miami to face charges in 2-year crime spreeBy Tony Winton, AP
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Alleged ‘Barefoot Bandit’ to face charges in US
MIAMI — The American teenager who authorities call the “Barefoot Bandit” will face charges in the U.S. after being deported from the Bahamas.
An initial court appearance for Colton Harris-Moore is scheduled for Wednesday in Miami. It’s likely he will eventually be taken to Seattle, where he was indicted.
Law enforcement officials escorted Harris-Moore on a commercial flight to Miami on Tuesday to face prosecution for a two-year string of break-ins and plane thefts across the United States. The FBI took him off the plane and put him into a waiting car.
The 19-year-old convict was deported to the United States, just hours after he pleaded guilty to a minor offense in the Bahamas, where he was arrested.