SEATTLE — Colton Harris-Moore now faces criminal charges in federal court for allegedly flying a stolen plane from Northern Idaho and crashing it in the woods near Granite Falls last fall.
The complaint, unsealed this afternoon, charges Harris-Moore with interstate transportation of stolen property. The charge was announced hours after federal authorities acknowledged they are hunting Harris-Moore after a plane was stolen from an Indiana hangar over the weekend and crashed Sunday in shallow water off the Bahamas.
"We want to get him. He's turned from a regional nuisance into an international problem, if that is in fact him," FBI Special Agent Steven Dean said today.