The deal’s off the table for Colton Harris-Moore

CAMANO ISLAND – Colton Harris-Moore did not turn himself in today despite a reported $50,000 offer by an anonymous donor.

A 3 p.m. deadline today came and went with no sign of Harris-Moore, 19.

“At this point the offer is going to be withdrawn,” Edmonds attorney Jim Johanson said this afternoon.

The anonymous cash offer was announced Thursday by Johanson, who also said he’d be willing to represent Harris-Moore for free in criminal proceedings.

Johanson said the offer was made in an attempt to get Harris-Moore to surrender before anyone is hurt.

Moore’s mother, Pam Kohler, said she wasn’t surprised her son didn’t surrender for money.

“He’s not interested in a lousy $50,000 for his freedom,” she said this afternoon.

The 6-foot, 5-inch Camano Island native is suspected in dozens of burglaries and thefts in at least five Washington counties, British Columbia and Idaho. Police suspect he may have piloted stolen planes and used stolen boats to move around Puget Sound. He fled juvenile detention in April 2008 and has been on the lam since.

Law enforcement around Northwest Washington has pursued the teen with help from the FBI and other federal agencies.

Last week, Mike Rocha, an Everett bail bond recovery agent, introduced himself to Camano Island residents and outlined his plan to capture Harris-Moore. Rocha said he is volunteering his time as a community service and will work as a private liaison between law enforcement and the public.

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said he will not work with private bounty hunters nor does he endorse offers to pay Harris-Moore for any purpose.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Feds drop charges against man accused of mailing explosives

Thanh Cong Phan, of Everett, was deemed mentally incompetent. One package was tracked to Mill Creek.

Everett to consider allowing three more pot shops in city

After months of economic, planning and public safety review, the city council could vote next month.

Dr. Spitters: We’re still in the middle of the pandemic

COVID metrics continue a positive trend, but masks and social distancing are here to stay, officials say.

Monroe school official apologizes for ‘day drinkers’ comment

Jim Langston made the comment in reference to some parents, while frustrated about remote learning.

Proposed Everett budget drops public services, spares police

A pool, an animal farm and more could be paused due to an $18M funding gap under Mayor Cassie Franklin’s plan.

Could Paine Field be the next Sea-Tac? How about Arlington?

A new study predicts demand for air travel in the region to double by 2050. Those planes have to land somewhere.

Mudslide briefly closes Lowell Larimer Road near Snohomish

The slide appeared to have come from a construction site, following heavy rains.

Panel says full-time mayor in Lake Stevens should earn 80K

Salary commission set the figure Thursday. An Oct. 19 hearing gives residents a chance to respond

State asking Boeing what will keep 787 production in Everett

Closing that production line could cost thousands of local jobs.

Most Read