The ‘barefoot bandit’ in court

A 20-YEAR-OLD who gained a popular following as the “barefoot bandit” has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him in a US federal court.

Colton Harris-Moore is accused of a two-year cross-country burglary spree in stolen cars, boats and planes, some of the crimes allegedly committed while he was running wild.

His lawyer, John Henry Browne, and assistant US attorney Darwin Roberts previously said in court they hoped to have a plea deal reached by the end of last month that would provide the framework for resolving state and federal charges.

Browne does not dispute the allegations against his client. He maintains Harris-Moore has no interest in profiting from the crimes but would sell his story if it meant his victims could be repaid.

In all, Harris-Moore is suspected of more than 70 crimes across nine states.

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