Another southern Utah county has filed criminal charges against the skilled wilderness survivalist whose random cabin burglaries have vexed police for five years.
The Iron County Attorney on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for Troy James Knapp, charging him with four felony counts of burglary, one felony count of theft and three misdemeanor counts of theft. Iron County jumped on board with Kane and Garfield counties who also have issued warrants against the 45-year-old, bringing the number of outstanding charges statewide against Knapp to 13 felonies and five misdemeanors.
The warrant outlines four reported burglaries between 2009 and 2011 to cabins on Summit Mountain and Cedar Mountain that investigators believe are tied to Knapp. The burglaries fit the profile established investigators from other counties: the cabins were broken into and had been lived in for a period of time. If anything was taken, it was usually food or alcohol. In one burglary, the owner reported that a .22-caliber pistol was stolen along with a Dutch oven.