Sentencing for 'Barefoot Bandit' delayed to Dec. 9

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Posted: Oct 03, 2011 4:47 PM
Sentencing for 'Barefoot Bandit' delayed to Dec. 9

The sentencing for the young Washington state man dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" has been rescheduled to Dec. 9 in federal court in Seattle to allow more time to settle state charges.

Colton Harris-Moore had been scheduled for sentencing Oct. 28.

Defense attorney John Henry Browne told The Daily Herald ( ) extra time also was requested by federal probation officials to review documents describing Harris-Moore's childhood on Camano Island, in Puget Sound.

Harris-Moore is accused of a multistate crime spree that included plane theft, boat theft and multiple burglaries in homes and business. Authorities say he evaded arrest for more than two years and was arrested in July 2010 in the Bahamas.

In June, Harris-Moore pleaded guilty to seven federal charges, but he still faces more than 30 charges in Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish counties.