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South Utah authorities arrest alleged 'mountain man'
Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 4/03/2013 | Paul Foy AP

Posted on 04/03/2013 6:50:24 AM PDT by Utah Binger

MANTI -- 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.

The self-styled "Mountain Man" looked sullen as he was walked into Sanpete County jail late Tuesday, already in jail garb from a quick stop at another county jail. Sanpete County prosecutor Brody Keisel said Knapp will have his first court appearance in Manti within days on a number of felony charges.

(Excerpt) Read more at standard.net ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: captured; fugitive; manhunt; mountainman; utah
At least he didn't show up here. If he had my Ruger was always ready. Also my 870 pump.Mount Carmel, Utah
1 posted on 04/03/2013 6:50:24 AM PDT by Utah Binger
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To: Elsie; colorcountry; greyfoxx39; Zakeet

He most likely didn’t have good TV reception for “Confurnce”


2 posted on 04/03/2013 6:52:37 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

3 posted on 04/03/2013 6:53:42 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Utah Binger

What a dipsh*t. Whackjobs like him have always been and will always be. Thankfully, he didn’t hurt anyone.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 6:54:26 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Utah Binger

Remember O.M.M.? Banned from F.R.. Did he come back with the “Unpurged”?


5 posted on 04/03/2013 6:55:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Utah Binger

I’m glad they got him. I’m sure all the cabin owners are too. Robbing people is bad enough but then trashing their place is really BS.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Utah Binger

Mountain Man ought to feel very lucky that he didn’t become an example of mountain justice.


7 posted on 04/03/2013 7:06:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Graybeard58

LOL


8 posted on 04/03/2013 7:06:24 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: COBOL2Java

Why is the Sheriff dressed like an Official Member of the US Military?

It is getting so that one can’t tell them apart.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Mountain Man ought to feel very lucky that he didn’t become an example of mountain justice.

Good thing he didn't show up here.

10 posted on 04/03/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: left that other site

That cammo comes in handy for hiding in the snow.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 7:11:05 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

They got grey snow in Utah?

LOL.

I prefer the white Cammies the Partisans in Northern Europe wore in WW2.

The only brown or grey showing was the skis.:-)


12 posted on 04/03/2013 7:15:07 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

In the remote area of Duck Creek Village up on Cedar Mountain a huge mountain slide occurred last year thereby closing Highway 14 for about a year. All of the cabins up there are always snowed in during winter months. The dude had free pickings for most of last winter.

Only way to get up there was from our side of the mountain which is really off the beaten path. We are twelve miles east of Zion National Park.


13 posted on 04/03/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger
(from the article) "Knapp had been photographed by motion-triggered cameras on snowshoes"

You know, I've been looking for some of those...

14 posted on 04/03/2013 7:18:41 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What they got him in?

A snow groomer?


15 posted on 04/03/2013 7:27:16 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Vigilanteman
...an example of mountain justice.


"Poor guy; looks like he failed to outrun Sasquatch!"

16 posted on 04/03/2013 7:28:28 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Good catch! Those Utah snowshoes are very special. I think I’ll find out where we can get a pair and report back. LOL


17 posted on 04/03/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: left that other site

Sometimes there’s yellow snow, but I know not to eat it.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:32:53 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: left that other site

Wannabees.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 7:33:55 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Utah Binger
The self-styled "Mountain Man" ...

He was thirsty...


20 posted on 04/03/2013 7:36:39 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Venturer

If that is all there is to it, it’s OK.

I was thinking something more sinister.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 7:42:05 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Merle ! from Walking Dead


22 posted on 04/03/2013 7:43:09 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: COBOL2Java

Don’t go where the huskies go....

(I am part Inuit, and I really LOVE that song! LOLOLOL!)


23 posted on 04/03/2013 7:43:33 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Utah Binger

The thieving Sucker was no mountain man. He was a thief who was barely surviving.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 7:57:40 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: fnord

That was my first reaction to the photo, too!


25 posted on 04/03/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: left that other site
Why is the Sheriff dressed like an Official Member of the US Military

Wannabees that play at it during the day then go home to bed at night. All those tickets they write bring in lots of cash to play with. Asked a local cop just the other day why he had 7 flashlight on his belt. noanswer just a dirty look. Makes them look more like Batman

26 posted on 04/03/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by vikzilla
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To: vikzilla

While I will be the first to say that most police officers are decent people just doing a dangerous job, I can’t put them in the same category as our Military.

I want cops to look like cops,
And soldiers to look like soldiers.

Perhaps I am just too old-fashioned for this present day.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

The standing army our Founders feared.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: left that other site

The standing army our Founders feared.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 11:16:52 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity; Utah Binger
Look no further...




30 posted on 04/03/2013 12:13:13 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger
The 45-year-old survivalist is suspected of burglarizing dozens of Utah cabins

I don't know the formal definition of "survivalist", but my definition doesn't include parasitic thugs that live by stealing other people's property.

31 posted on 04/03/2013 12:22:08 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: lonevoice
Here is a picture of the guy that we posted last year: Parasitic Target!


32 posted on 04/03/2013 12:50:41 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger

Parasitic Target!


Target needs to be just barely right of the ear cannel....a little above the bottom of the ear lobe for a dorsal angle.....just sayin’.

If you’re in the hurry, general area is good, but keep an eye open for the need of a follow-up round.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 2:32:20 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (Its the Law))
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To: Elsie

Kinda looks like that machine in War of the Worlds...


34 posted on 04/03/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by abb
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To: S.O.S121.500
Target needs to be just barely right of the ear cannel....a little above the bottom of the ear lobe for a dorsal angle.....just sayin’.

If I creep up on him with my 870 pump....POOF! Course my Ruger 10/22 would need an exact spot as you describe. Thanks!

35 posted on 04/03/2013 2:56:54 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: S.O.S121.500

We called that the “apricot”.


36 posted on 04/03/2013 2:59:30 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Yepper. Lots easier than saying (or spelling) medulla oblongata.....


37 posted on 04/03/2013 3:03:40 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a thief above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (Its the Law))
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To: Beelzebubba

Uh Huh.


38 posted on 04/03/2013 5:53:20 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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