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Monday, June 9 2014, 06:10 PM MDT
"Mountain Man" Accepts Plea Deal, Will Serve Time in Federal Prison
(KUTV) The so-called
"Mountain Man" burglar has been sentenced to prison. Troy James Knapp,
46, was sentenced Monday to ten and a half years behind bars on federal
charges. He was also sentenced on state charges after pleading guilty.
 
It's
the end of a years-long, complicated case involving several
jurisdictions. "Trying to bring all those parties together and find
something that works out for the state government and the federal system
as well, it was quite an undertaking," said Sanpete County Attorney
Brody Keisel.
 
"We negotiated what we thought was a fair resolution in our case," added federal prosecutor Matthew Bell.
 
Knapp was accused of breaking into dozens of cabins in rural Utah, earning him the nickname "Mountain Man."
 
"Mr.
Knapp entered into a lot of cabins and took a lot of different pieces
of property," said Keisel. "There were firearms, there was alcohol,
there was food."
 
In April 2013 police honed in on Knapp, but he
put up a fight and fired at officers before he was arrested. He pleaded
guilty Monday to that federal charge and was sentenced to ten and a half
years in prison. Two other federal charges were dropped. "Now that the
judge agreed with us and imposed the sentence, as far as we're concerned
the federal case is closed," said Bell.
 
But it doesn't end
there, the state case against Knapp focused on all the alleged
burglaries in several different counties. In the end, Knapp pleaded
guilty to ten felony counts. For each one he was sentenced to spend one
to fifteen years in prison. However, the judge said Knapp can serve that
sentence at the same time as his other one.
 
Prosecutors say
this case definitely made a mark on the victims. "Going back to those
cabins and locations, not knowing who may have been there or is there
will always be something I think they'll deal with for many years," said
Keisel.
 
Prosecutors say once Knapp finishes his federal
sentence, he'll be transferred to the state system which will ultimately
decide when he gets out.

By: Daniel Woodruff

(Copyright 2014 Sinclair Broadcasting Group.)

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