MIAMI (CBS/AP) Colton Harris-Moore, the teen fugitive known to authorities as the "Barefoot Bandit," didn't say a word as the federal public defender temporarily assigned to represent him told a federal judge Friday that Harris-Moore had waived extradition to his native Washington State just days after his first U.S. court appearance on Wednesday.
During a brief hearing in Miami the 19-year-old, clad in a tan jumpsuit and chains, agreed to be transported to Seattle where he will face multiple criminal charges. After he arrives in Seattle, Harris-Moore will be held without the possibility of bail until a future bond hearing.
Over the nearly two years that Harris-Moore has been on the run he has gained quite an online following. His Facebook page boasts more than 89,000 fans, many of whom posted words of support following his capture in the Bahamas.
On Tuesday, the gangly 6-foot-5-inch teen pleaded guilty to illegally entering the Bahamas and was fined $300. The US Embassy paid the fine.
He was later deported from the island and accompanied on the plane by Bahamian officials and FBI agents, but the teenager was unaware that the FBI agents were aboard, said John Gillies, FBI special agent and head of the Miami office. According to Gillies, the FBI did not have the right to arrest the teen while in the Bahamas, but later took him into custody once they reached Miami.
Harris-Moore is suspected in a nearly two-year long crime-binge that spanned at least eight states and Canada. He is accused of about 70 crimes, including burglarizing homes, stealing cars, powerboats and at least five planes before authorities caught up with the elusive outlaw Sunday following a high-speed boat chase.
Authorities say he earned the "Barefoot Bandit" moniker by committing some crimes without shoes, and in February he allegedly covered the floor of a grocery store with chalk-outlined feet during a burglary in Washington State's San Juan Islands.
Harris-Moore's first conviction for stolen property came when he was just 12-years-old.