This Just In: Teen Dubbed 'Barefoot Bandit' Soon Headed Back Home - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

This Just In: Teen Dubbed 'Barefoot Bandit' Soon Headed Back Home

MIAMI (AP) - The Washington state teenager accused in a two-year string of sometimes shoeless burglaries and other crimes has agreed to return to Seattle to face federal charges.

The lawyer temporarily representing Colton Harris-Moore told a
federal judge in Miami the 19-year-old authorities dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" waived his right to a hearing on whether he should be transferred.

The U.S. Marshals office in Seattle says he could be flown back to Washington as soon as next week or three to four weeks from now, depending on how quickly a flight can arranged.

The teen is suspected in about 70 crimes in British Columbia and nine states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming.

Authorities say he stole a plane and flew it to the Bahamas, where he was captured Sunday.     

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