Utah 'Mountain Man' gets 10 ½ years in prison

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Associated Press

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 12:09 PM

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plea deal that will send a man to prison for 10 years and six months for ransacking cabins across a wide swath of Utah.

Troy James Knapp was in a St. George courtroom Monday for the sentencing on federal weapons charges.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Matthew Bell said the 46-year-old Knapp has been cooperating with authorities and has helped them find 16 weapons he had stored away.

Knapp will next go before a state judge where he's scheduled to take plea deals from seven Utah counties where he is charged with burglary-related crimes.

Knapp, known by many as the "Mountain Man," was captured in April 2013. Authorities say he began a string of cabin burglaries in 2007.

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