SEATTLE -- 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.