SEATTLE - An attorney for the Washington state teenager accused of being the "barefoot bandit" says he expects a blanket plea agreement will avoid trials in more than a dozen jurisdictions. Colton Harris - Moore is accused of evading authorities for two years in pilfered cars, boats and small planes after escaping a halfway house near Seattle. Last year, he allegedly stole a plane in Indiana and crash-landed it in the Bahamas before police caught him in a stolen boat.
Attorney John Henry Browne told a federal judge Friday that he expects a deal to be done by the end of May. Browne declined to discuss how much prison time, he expects his client to get but he previously said Harris-Moore is looking at anywhere from four to 12 years if convicted.
The 19-year-old faces a July trial date on federal charges that include interstate transportation of stolen aircraft.