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Donor offers Colton Harris-Moore $50,000 to turn himself in

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By Eric Stevick, Herald Writer
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An anonymous donor is willing to give fugitive Colton Harris-Moore $50,000 to turn himself in within the next five days, an Everett attorney said today.
The same lawyer, Jim Johanson, said he will represent the Camano Island serial burglary suspect free of charge.
“It's just time for him to quit running,” Johanson said.
Johanson said the donor wants to remain anonymous.
Harris-Moore escaped from a half-way home in 2008, skipping out on nearly two years before he completed a prison sentence.
Now 19, he is suspected of dozens of burglaries and thefts. Police also believe he has piloted stolen planes and boats and stolen luxury cars. He also could face federal charges for allegedly breaking into an automatic teller machine and crossing international boundaries and state lines in stolen vehicles.
Despite the long list of accusations, Johanson said Harris-Moore is young and his legal issues are not insurmountable.
“He is 19 years old, “ Johanson said. “He can still have a decent life.”
Johanson acknowledged that it is unusual to offer a fugitive money to turn himself in.
“I have never heard of that in my career of 25 plus years” as a lawyer, he said.
Johanson urged Harris-Moore to call him at 425-776-5547 to make arrangements to surrender before Tuesday
That's when the cash offer expires.
Story tags » Camano IslandEverettPolicePrisonBurglary

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