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Notorious "mountain man" of Utah finally taken into custody


SOMEWHERE IN UTAH (WKZO) -- He was raised in Kalamazoo, but Troy Knapp became a legend in Utah, a survivalist, who was a cross between Jessie James and Robin Hood, especially with the conservative crowd in that state.

They called him the “Mountain Man” living in the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape in Utah, raiding dozens of luxury hunting lodges and cabins for food and weapons and high-end camping gear.  He managed to evade capture for 6 years, until this week when Police got a tip where he was, and sent in a small army to surround him.

Sanpete County Sheriff Brian Nielsen says getting him to talk hasn’t been a problem, he had been talking a blue streak since his capture.

He had only been charged with property crimes until the shots he took at officers as they moved in. No one was hit but its still assault.

Knapp got his start in crime as a teen in Kalamazoo in 1986, charged with writing bad checks and burglary.