UPDATE: SEATTLE (AP) -- After a two-year run from the law that stretched across the United States and to the Bahamas, the young man accused of being the "Barefoot Bandit" for his alleged shoeless crime spree is back in his home state of Washington.
Colton Harris-Moore was returned to Wednesday, stepping off a U.S. Marshals plane wearing a white shirt and khaki pants, TV news footage showed. He was arrested July 10 in the Bahamas a week after he reportedly crash-landed in an airplane stolen from an Indiana airport.
Authorities in the Caribbean country launched an extensive manhunt for the teenager and arrested him as he tried to flee in a boat. He was then transferred to Miami, where he made a court appearance.
His arrest ended a run from the law that started when he escaped in April 2008 from a halfway house in Washington state. The self-taught pilot is suspected of more than 70 crimes -- including stealing several boats and five planes -- across nine states.
Police dubbed Harris-Moore the "Barefoot Bandit" because he's accused of committing some of his crimes without shoes. His spree turned him into a sort of folk hero, with more than 90,000 followers on a Facebook fan page.
Police suspect he took stolen cars, a boat and planes across state lines, and interstate transportation of stolen property is a federal offense with a 10-year maximum sentence.
Harris-Moore is scheduled to appear Thursday afternoon in federal court for a procedural hearing during which he will be advised of the charge against him and possible penalties.
Currently, Harris-Moore faces a federal charge in the crash-landing of a plane stolen from Idaho last year. But U.S. attorney's office spokeswoman Emily Langlie said federal investigators are still working with local officials in several states to parse through the crimes Harris-Moore is suspected of committing.
Messages to his mother, Pam Kohler, and his attorney, John Henry Browne, were not immediately returned on Wednesday.
Colton Harris Moore, the alleged "Barefoot Bandit," returned to Washington State to face charges. He is currently residing in a federal detention facility. Officials haven't yet announced what charges the teen may be facing, considering his alleged crime spree included possibly hundreds of homes, boats, planes, automobiles and locations across state and international lines.