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Lawyers In Barefoot Bandit Case Expect Plea Deal

SEATTLE (AP) - 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 Bahamian police caught him in a stolen boat.

Attorney John Henry Brown told a federal judge Friday that he expects a deal to be completed by the end of May.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Darwin Roberts also told the judge that he expects an agreement.

The 19-year-old faces a July trial date on federal charges that include interstate transportation of stolen aircraft.

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