Plea deal coming together in Barefoot Bandit case

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EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The Skagit County prosecutor has dropped charges against Colton Harris-Moore in the Barefoot Bandit case, allowing charges from several other counties to be consolidated in Island County.

The Daily Herald of Everett reports (http://bit.ly/s5w3yY) he is likely to be arraigned in Coupeville on three dozen state burglary and theft charges in a plea agreement that would keep the 20-year-old behind bars for more than a decade.

Harris-Moore already pleaded guilty in June to federal charges that included the theft of a plane in Skagit County. He's held at the federal detention center at Sea-Tac.

The Daily Herald also reports Twentieth Century Fox paid $1.3 million for rights to the Barefoot Bandit story. Harris-Moore could not profit from his crimes but it would help pay restitution.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com