Troy James Knapp the purported burglar known as the "Mountain Man" now faces federal charges for allegedly shooting at officers who captured him earlier this year in Sanpete County.
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Knapp, 45, on three counts: assaulting a federal officer; use of a firearm during a crime of violence; and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Prosecutors also filed a motion asking that Knapp be brought to federal court on Oct. 15 for a detention hearing.
Knapp, a wilderness survivalist, allegedly burglarized numerous cabins in several Utah counties over approximately six years, managing to elude cabin owners and law enforcement officers. Authorities finally got a solid lead on his whereabouts in April from a group of people collecting antlers on central Utah's Ferron Mountain who reported seeing someone who looked like the wanted man.