Harris-Moore Sentenced to 6.5 Years

Barefoot Bandit to serve federal, state terms

Harris-Moore

Self-portrait of Harris-Moore in 2008.     Photo: Courtesy of AP/Island County Sheriffs Office/The Herald

A federal court in Seattle on Friday sentenced Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit, to six and half years in jail. Harris-Moore was given a seven-year term by a state court in December an will serve the sentences concurrently. In June, he pleaded guilty to a range of felonies, including the thefts of several planes and luxury cars, from a crime spree in the Pacific Northwest that lasted more than two years and attracted worldwide media attention. Harris-Moore had expressed regret for his crimes at his December sentencing in state court, but a filing by federal prosecutors included recent emails from Harris-Moore disparaging law enforcement officials.

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