It wasn’t all positive, his family life was horrible, there was zero direction for him as a child or youngster.
Wherever he picked up a gun - that would have ended badly sooner or later.
Of the 5 airplanes he stole - three had the keys in them, another the keys where found close by. The fifth he jammed a screwdriver in to start it!
The Cessna Corvalis he stole - the keys were on the dash!!
The Corvalis was the most expensive item taken, and had the most damage, yet the owners were the most lenient in their words for Colton, and actually stated he’d look him up in Prison, and would help him when he gets out.
Finally, friends said his Mom, an alcoholic - named him Colton, after Colt 45 beer!! Unconfirmed fact - but it aired on the show by family friend.
PS; in the first part of the show, they interview some locals where Colton grew up, and the break and enter victims were angry. They held a town meeting where a typical redneck white guy!!, from the backwoods (my opinion) while speaking said most of the locals wanted him dead - most of the locals the crowd booed him when he said that!!