“Mountain Man” Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

SALT LAKE CITY (April 8, 2014) Troy James Knapp, 46, who’s accused of eluding authorities for several years while burglarizing remote cabins across a wide swath of Utah, has pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The plea deal to which Knapp agreed calls for a prison sentence of 10 ½ years, pending a judge's approval in June.

Charges of assault against a federal officer and felony weapon possession were dismissed against Knapp, known as the "Mountain Man,” who’s accused of shooting at a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter and aiming an assault rifle at other officers before surrendering in April 2013.

Knapp also is charged with more than 40 burglary-related crimes in seven Utah counties.

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