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“Mountain Man” burglary suspect may take plea deal

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-28 12:56:45-04

ST. GEORGE — “Mountain Man” burglary suspect Troy Knapp may take a plea deal in a hearing scheduled next month.

Court records indicate that Troy James Knapp is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on April 7 in a federal courtroom here. Knapp is facing assault and weapons charges after he was indicted by a federal grand jury last year.

Knapp was arrested last year after police say he eluded them for months. A suspect in dozens of cabin burglaries across Utah, the sightings of the solitary man and his ability to stay on the run earned him the nickname “Mountain Man.”