Barefoot Bandit pleads not guilty to new charge

Barefoot Bandit pleads not guilty to new charge

Barefoot Bandit pleads not guilty to new charge

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 1:59 PM

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore has pleaded not guilty to a new burglary charge.

But the Skagit Valley Herald reports he declined to enter a plea Thursday to a plane-theft count for which he's already serving prison time.

The youthful thief led police on a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes. He was arrested after he crashed a plane in the Bahamas in 2010, and got seven years in prison after pleading guilty to dozens of charges in three Washington counties.

Skagit County prosecutor Rich Weyrich declined to participate in the plea deal. He filed two new charges this month -- burglary, for breaking into the Anacortes Airport, and theft, for stealing a plane and flying it to San Juan County.

Weyrich didn't realize that Harris-Moore already pleaded guilty to the plane theft, and he criticized the Skagit County prosecutor for not telling him about it.

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