Survivalist Surrenders to Lawmen in Utah Mountains

For six years Troy James Knapp eluded authorities, moving from…

For six years Troy James Knapp eluded authorities, moving from cabin to cabin across the Utah mountains, taking food and weapons and leaving notes to brag about it.

It all ended Tuesday as lawmen made what they called a surprisingly easy capture outside a remote cabin after the suspect fired off a few harmless shots.

“He was laughing with our guys. He said, ‘Boy, you really snuck up on me,'” said Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis. “He threw his rifle down in the snow and said, ‘You got me.'”

The 45-year-old survivalist is suspected of burglarizing dozens of Utah cabins and leaving taunting notes for owners — “get off my mountain” — and for sheriffs across several counties — “gonna put you in the ground!” Now he faces multiple felonies in at least four counties, including for shooting at a police helicopter and officers on the ground.

Read more at ABC News

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