Federal grand jury indicts 'Barefoot Bandit'

Colton Harris-Moore, the teenage fugitive police have dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit," is escorted handcuffed by Bahamian authorities to the court building in Nassau, Tuesday July 13, 2010. Harris-Moore, who was captured following a high-speed boat chase on Sunday in Eleuthera island, pleaded guilty to a minor offense in the Bahamas and is expected to be deported soon to the U.S. to face prosecution. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

November 10, 2010 5:59:24 PM PST
The 19-year-old "Barefoot Bandit," who is accused in a two-year string of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Colton Harris-Moore was indicted Wednesday on charges including interstate transportation of a stolen aircraft and being a fugitive in possession of a firearm.

Harris-Moore is nicknamed the "Barefoot Bandit" because police say he wore no shoes during some of the thefts he's accused of committing.

After a two-year run from the law, Harris-Moore was caught July 10 in the Bahamas a week after authorities say he crash-landed an airplane stolen from an Indiana airport. Bahamian authorities launched an extensive manhunt for the teenager and arrested him as he tried to flee in a boat.