Posted: Jul 13, 2010 6:24 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Jul 13, 2010 6:25 AM
A resourceful teenage fugitive who police have called the "Barefoot Bandit" is expected to make his first court appearance today in the Bahamas.
Police say Colton Harris-Moore faces a "litany" of charges, including suspicion of illegal weapons possession stemming from the week he spent in the Bahamas trying to evade police.
Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade said Harris-Moore was being interviewed by investigators but declined to say whether the 19-year-old had made any kind of statement to authorities.
Police captured American before dawn Sunday following a high-speed boat chase.
He allegedly committed a string of burglaries since crash-landing a plane in the Bahamas a week earlier.
The Washington state native is suspected of stealing cars, boats and at least five airplanes after his 2008 escape from a halfway house.