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Colton Harris-Moore Arrested in the Bahamas

Colton Harris-Moore

According to the AP, Colton Harris-Moore has been arrested in the Bahamas, where he continued his crime spree after crashing a stolen plane near Great Abaco Island.

Colton’s mother retained the high profile lawyer John Henry Browne this morning. Browne says Colton faces 7-15 years in prison if he’s convicted on a package-deal for his various crimes. (Assuming they can hold on to the slippery kid!)

Browne said various members of the Harris-Moore family have contributed to Colton’s defense fund, but the attorny – perhaps best known for defending Ted Bundy – said he’s not too concerned about money.

(Thanks for the heads up Bill!)

Colton Harris-Moore Manhunt Goes International

Colton Harris-Moore

The notorious Camano Island fugitive some call the “Barefoot Bandit” was again the focus of a manhunt on a small island Tuesday after he allegedly crashed another stolen plane.
This time, though, Colton Harris-Moore, 19, was being sought on the white sand cays of the Bahamas, more than 3,500 miles away from his home.

FBI officials say he is wanted in connection with the theft of a plane from Indiana that somebody flew roughly 1,200 miles and crashed Sunday off Abaco, a small island west of Miami.

HeraldNet: Manhunt widens for Colton Harris-Moore

Vice on Colton Harris-Moore

Colton Harris-Moore

In recent decades, it began to seem as though America’s proud tradition of venerating great outlaws might have been lost. We’d grown to accept — and secretly admire — corporate-thievery. Our renegades and outlaws, once admired for their boldness in the face of tyrants, were recast in popular culture as degenerates. The logic went that by breaking the law — written to protect the powerful corrupt — they acted against society itself. Now we know nothing could be further from the truth. Thank God Colton Harris-Moore, the “Teenage Jesse James,” is winning back the hearts and minds of all those people who forgot the allure of a goodhearted outlaw.

VBS Blog: THE BAREFOOT BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN

Is ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Colton Harris-Moore in South Dakota?

Wanted: Colton Harris-Moore

The South Dakota crime spree started after Harris-Moore apparently left the Northwest, donating $100 to a Raymond animal hospital and stealing a $450,000 yacht on his way to Oregon, then reportedly stealing more cars as he made his way toward Idaho.

A few days after Harris-Moore’s trail went cold in Boise, Idaho, on June 12, authorities in South Dakota noticed an unusual series of incidents:

• A vehicle with Washington state license plates was found abandoned in South Dakota, according to a local news station.

• A vehicle was reported stolen from the Spearfish, S.D., airport and another was stolen from the Yankton airport on Tuesday.

• One or more homes were burglarized in the same area, not far from the airport.

• In one of the burglaries, police say a man who fits the description of Harris-Moore occupied a home while the family was on vacation. The family came home and surprised him in their house, and the man fled the scene.

KATU: Is ‘Barefoot Bandit’ Harris-Moore in the Midwest?

Lots more Harris-Moore stuff at Colton Harris-Moore Fanclub

Barefoot teenage outlaw has eluded police for nearly two years

In April 2008, after being sent to a juvenile detention centre, he complained that the beds were too short for his lanky frame and went on the run.

Police believe he fled to Canada and then, a few weeks ago, came back across the border to Idaho where he stole a Cessna 182 and flew to Seattle. He crash-landed in a forest clearing and walked away with cuts and bruises.

Since then he has been accused of stealing other planes for hops around the islands in the Puget Sound, including another Cessna belonging to a disc jockey who vented his frustration on radio, saying: “He still doesn’t know how to land a plane in one piece.”

He evaded a police pursuit by crashing a Mercedes-Benz into a roadside gas storage tank, using the explosion as a diversion to escape back into the woods where, he says, he feels like a Native American.

Times: Colton Harris-Moore, the barefoot boy bandit, outfoxes sheriffs

(via Chris Stumph)

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