Troy James, 'Mountain Man,' faces charges of cabin burglaries in Utah

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Troy James Knapp who is suspected of burglarizing and vandalizing Utah cabins, was captured Tuesday, reported news sources.

For six years Knapp, 45, eluded authorities, moving from cabin to cabin across the Utah mountains, taking food and weapons and leaving notes to brag about it, reported New York Daily News.

Knapp dubbed the "Mountain Man" by cabin owners, was taken into custody in the snowy mountains outside of Ferron in central Utah after firing several shots at officers and a helicopter, authorities told Huffington Post.

No one was hit before Knapp was captured after his brief effort to flee on snowshoes from dozens of officers who converged on snowmobiles and a snowcat, Sanpete County Sheriff Brian Nielson told New York Daily News.

Knapp's motives have never been clear but speculated that he was fed up with civilization, authorities told Huffington Post.

Knapp was booked into Sanpete County Jail Tuesday evening and does not yet have an attorney, reported news sources.

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