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‘Barefoot Bandit’ pleads not guilty in Skagit County court

barefoot banditSKAGIT COUNTY — The famous Colton Harris-Moore, known as the “Barefoot Bandit”, faced new criminal charges Thursday in Skagit County Court Superior Court.

Harris-Moore’s lawyer, John Henry Browne, entered a not guilty plea for a second-degree burglary charge on behalf of his client at the county courthouse in Mount Vernon. He refused to put in a plea for a first-degree theft charge involving an airplane, because the theft charge was already covered in a 2011 plea deal, Browne said.

Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to more than 40 felonies he committed during a two-year crime spree that ended in 2010. He was sentenced to more than 6 1/2 years in prison and three years probation.

However, Skagit County prosecutors decided to press new charges against Harris-Moore earlier this year, something Browne called excessive and a waste of time.

Browne said he plans to file three motion, including a gag order against the county prosecutor, who Browne alleges has attacked Harris-Moore’s character in multiple press releases about his client.

Harris-Moore’s bail was set at $100,000.

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3 comments

  • Cindy

    Hi, just I'd let you know Colton's attorney is John Henry BROWNE with an E on the end. Also, his next court appearance is March 21st. His trial is set for April 29th. Held in Skagit County Jail until his next court appearance? The bail process is probably starting now. Lol