Barefoot Bandit

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'Barefoot Bandit' to Be Released, Has Job Lined Up

Colton Harris-Moore will be working for his attorney

(Newser) - The "Barefoot Bandit" will be released to a halfway house and a work release program soon, possibly as early as this week; his formal release date from prison is Jan. 17. And Colton Harris-Moore, 25, already has a job lined up. His lawyer, John Henry Browne, says Harris-Moore will... More »

Soldier Accused in Killings Gets Barefoot Bandit Lawyer

John Henry Browne will take Afghan case; also defended Ted Bundy

(Newser) - We still don't know the name of the US soldier accused of killing 16 people in Afghanistan, but one of his attorneys certainly has a high profile. Seattle's John Henry Browne tells the News Tribune of Tacoma that he will assist military attorneys with the defense. Browne has... More »

Barefoot Bandit Gets 6 1/2 Years

Colton Harris-Moore sentenced for international crime spree

(Newser) - A federal judge today sentenced "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore to 6 1/2 years in prison for his infamous two-year, international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts that ended in 2010. Harris-Moore apologized to his victims shortly before US Judge Richard Jones imposed the sentence, which will... More »

Barefoot Bandit Caught Bragging, Insulting Cops

20-year-old outlaw's emails and phone calls monitored in jail

(Newser) - The notorious Barefoot Bandit was caught boasting about his wild crime spree and hurling insults at police and prosecutors, which could hurt the young thief during his sentencing in federal court Friday. In jailhouse phone calls and emails that were monitored by authorities, 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore called the police "... More »

Barefoot Bandit Gets 7+ Years

Colton Harris-Moore plans to study in prison, apply to college

(Newser) - Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit," was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of state charges. The 20-year-old man gained international notoriety while evading police across the country in stolen planes, boats and cars during a two-year crime spree. Today's... More »

Barefoot Bandit Nabs $1.3M Movie Deal

But Colton Harris-Moore won't be living large, he'll pay back his victims

(Newser) - The Barefoot Bandit, whose cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status, has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox. But 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore won't see a penny for the rights of his life story: It instead goes to pay... More »

‘Barefoot Bandit’ Strikes Deal, Pleads Guilty

He faces 6 years on federal charges, 12 on state charges

(Newser) - The other shoe has dropped on the Barefoot Bandit. Twenty-year-old Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty today to seven federal charges and will receive up to 6 and a half years in prison under the deal, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . He also will not be able to profit from any movies or... More »

‘Barefoot Bandit’ May Not Be Able to Sell His Story

Colton Harris-Moore reportedly near plea deal to resolve case

(Newser) - "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore appeared in court today to again plead not guilty to a slew of charges, but it looks like he's close to a plea deal to resolve the case, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . The outline could be out this week, but it likely involves him... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Pleads Not Guilty

Attorney hopes he can be free in 4 years

(Newser) - Everybody's favorite barefoot ex-fugitive had a court appearance today, at which Colton Harris-Moore pleaded not guilty to five charges related to his storied spree . He spoke in a "strong, flat tone" and didn't look at the crowd in the gallery, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer . Other tidbits from the P-I:... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Was a Hungry, Beaten Kid Thief

He stole to survive a hard-scrabble life

(Newser) - The busted Facebook-glamorous "Barefoot Bandit" started life as a pitiable little boy, beaten and hungry, who turned to thieving as a way to survive, the New York Times reports. Colton Harris-Moore lived a hard-scrabble life in a squalid trailer on a dead-end road less than an hour from Seattle,... More »

Barefoot Bandit Pleads Guilty, Will Be Deported

Harris-Moore smiles after being charged with minor offense in Bahamas

(Newser) - The teenage fugitive police have dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" pleaded guilty to a minor offense in the Bahamas today and is expected to be deported soon to the US to face prosecution. Colton Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to illegal entry into the country at his first court appearance in the... More »

Fans Lament Fall of the Barefoot Bandit

Thousands still pulling for Harris-Moore to 'stick it to the man'

(Newser) - US and Bahamas law enforcement may be thrilled that Colton Harris-Moore's two-year crime spree has ended in capture, but more than 85,000 online fans of the Barefoot Bandit are still rooting for him. "Stick it to the man," one fan wrote on a Facebook page devoted to... More »

Barefoot Bandit Put a Gun to His Head

Weapon charge could complicate his case in the Bahamas

(Newser) - As cops shot out the engine on his getaway boat and the noose tightened on his 2-year crime spree, Colton Harris-Moore desperately chucked his laptop and iPhone into the water—and put a gun to his own head, reports the LA Times. "He was saying he was going to... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Was Shoeless When Busted

Colton Harris-Moore arrives in Nassau after capture, faces extradition to US

(Newser) - The teenage "Barefoot Bandit" who allegedly stole cars, boats, and airplanes to dodge US law enforcement was nabbed today as he tried to make a water escape, then brought handcuffed—and shoeless—to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, to face justice. Colton Harris-Moore was arrested before dawn in... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Reported Nabbed in Bahamas

Cops say they're taking Colton Harris-Moore to capital

(Newser) - Police in the Bahamas say they have caught the teen fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit." A police official says 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested this morning on the northern island of Eleuthera. The official said police expect to fly Harris-Moore within hours from Eleuthera to Nassau, the... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Likely Fled Bahamas

Colton Harris-Moore again gives cops the slip

(Newser) - A fugitive teenager who has eluded teams of local police and FBI agents may have slipped off the island where he allegedly crash-landed a stolen plane nearly a week ago, police said. Authorities are investigating a report that Colton Harris-Moore, dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit," has fled Great Abaco... More »

'Barefoot Bandit' Linked to Bahamas Crash

Teen fugitive goes international

(Newser) - After all those years in the rainy Pacific Northwest, maybe Colton Harris-Moore was looking for a tropical vacation. The theft of a plane from Indiana over the weekend and its crash landing in the Bahamas a few hours later look like the work of the notorious teen "Barefoot Bandit,... More »

Brazen Teen 'Barefoot Bandit' Now Linked to Boat Thefts

Cult hero's list of escapades grows

(Newser) - Add two stolen boats and another burglary to the feats of the bold teen "'Barefoot Bandit," who has evaded police for 2 years and amassed a cult fan following. Colton Harris-Moore, 18, has terrorized islands in the Pacific Northwest, where he is suspected in dozens of burglaries and... More »

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