Prosecutors and defense lawyers are asking a federal judge for more time to work on plea negotiations that could resolve charges pending against Colton Harris-Moore in the so-called Barefoot Bandit case.
A motion filed Thursday in Seattle says both sides are involved in talks that may resolve the federal case, as well as cases pending in the Washington counties of Snohomish, Skagit, Island and San Juan "and matters in other jurisdictions."
The Daily Herald of Everett says the motion seeks more time to meet legal deadlines. Harris-Moore is scheduled for trial July 11.
Federal charges against the now 20-year-old Camano Island man include plane theft, boat theft and weapons violations. Sought in a two-year string of burglaries and thefts, he earned notoriety for his ability to evade law enforcement. He was arrested last July in the Bahamas.