July 12th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

'Barefoot bandit' to appear in court this week

Colton Harris-Moore, 19, was taken into custody after a boat chase, police say.

The former teenage fugitive known as the "barefoot bandit" is expected to appear in court this week after authorities nabbed him in a high-speed boat chase in the Bahamas, police said.

Police said 19-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was taken into custody following the chase in the waters off Harbour Island. Authorities responded to a reported sighting of Harris-Moore just after 2 a.m. ET Sunday, said police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade.

"It is expected that he will appear in court on arraignment later this week to answer to a number of criminal charges," Greenslade said Sunday.

An account of the arrest offered by a spokeswoman for Romora Bay Resort and Marina described a dramatic capture befitting a James Bond film.


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  1. Alex Lev

    I LOVE this guy! He stands for so much! I will send him money for this defense fund! Is there one? I will start one! Email me if you are interested in contributing to his defense!!! "Alex Lev" on facebook! Needless to say what he did was wrong, I agree (thank god they stopped him before anyone got hurt – including himself). But this guy lived in 2 years more than any of you will in your lifetime! I think he deserves our help to ensure he sees the light of day in the future...

    July 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      What exactly does he "stand" for? What good has he done to make up for all the theft? He owes a lot of people a lot of money. Maybe you can start a fund to pay those people back. This kid had a horrible childhood but then chose to make stupid decisions. Sounds like he had a lot of fun on the run, but I'll resist the urge to sensationalize him.

      July 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janette

      You are a complete idiot. Period.

      July 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • dina

      I guess it take sone to know one

      July 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dina

    To Alex Lev................................... you must be a none citizen of USA. The knowledge and experience this young man has gained is nothing short of stupidy and careless acts that other people have to repay and correct his mistakes. I hope he gets a sentencing a nice long one............. and hey who knows with your ability of not having common sense maybe one day you will join him and then you 2 loosers can swap stories............................ I dont think he needs help to see the light of day................. HE NEEDS HELP PERIOD !!!!!!! and so do you. :-))))))))

    July 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jill

    well – even if the planes were $400,000, there has been a lot of mortgage fraud lately, where a single person or company caused foreclosure of multiple $750k houses. I wonder how many of these white collar criminals will see jailtime, and look what it did to our economy?

    July 12, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Terri

    I wonder if Alex is willing to fund the defense of every other car thief and burglar sitting in jail also. Anyone who feels sympathy for this idiot is an idiot. He knowingly broke the law and you egged him on by your support. He'll probably write a book and make a ton of money, but I hope the money can be used to pay back the people he stole from. I bet if he'd stolen Alex's car or airplane, he'd feel differently. This is what's wrong with America, we defend idiots and prosecute or ignore the average, hard working American who's just trying to do the right thing. Amazing.

    July 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tech 2011

    The crimes he commited ...he should diff have to pay the price for....But it shows how incompetient the law is..if it took 2 years to catch this guy ...lol...they have a very poor chance old bin laden...he is a legend because he had fun and taunted the feds

    July 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Doug

    His lawyer, Monique, said that he wishes to become a changed person. Yeah right! I bet the only change he has on his mind is ESCAPE!

    July 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |