November 11, 2010 in City

Grand jury indicts ‘Barefoot Bandit’

From Staff And Wire Reports

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A federal grand jury has indicted the notorious “Barefoot Bandit” for the theft of a small plane in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, last fall.

Colton Harris-Moore, 19, faces five charges in U.S. District Court in Seattle for an alleged crime spree that began after he escaped from a group home in April 2008, according to an indictment filed Wednesday.

Harris-Moore is charged with interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft for allegedly stealing a Cessna 182 on Sept. 2, 2009, from the Boundary County Airport, then crash-landing it near Granite Falls, Wash., after it ran out of fuel.

He is charged with piloting an aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate, in addition to two gun charges and interstate transportation of a stolen boat.

Harris-Moore remains in federal custody in Western Washington. He gained international attention before his arrest in the Bahamas in July.

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