The Barefoot Bandit may have trodden through downstate Illinois.
Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn said Colton Harris-Moore, the teen who perpetrated a nationwide crime spree, could be linked to a late-June burglary at the Vermilion Regional Airport in eastern Illinois. Federal prosecutors suspect the 19-year-old stole a car from the area and drove it across state lines.
That same vehicle later showed up at an airport in Bloomington, Ind., where Harris-Moore is accused of stealing a plane.
Police arrested Harris-Moore on suspicion he crashed the plane in the Bahamas.
The teen is suspected in about 70 property crimes in eight U.S. states and Canada.
A hearing was set Friday for the teen to determine if he has a lawyer, whether he deserves release on bail and when he will return to Seattle to face criminal charges.
Harris-Moore was sent Tuesday to Miami from the Bahamas, where he was captured after allegedly flying a stolen plane to the islands.
On the run for two years after escaping from a halfway house, he is a suspect in about 70 crimes in eight states, some he allegedly committed while shoeless. He was first arrested at age 12.
Harris-Moore is something of a folk hero, with his Facebook page listing more than 89,000 fans.