Federal prosecutors have leveled firearm charges against a wilderness fugitive accused of burglarizing remote cabins across a wide area of Utah.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah filed the indictment against 46-year-old Troy James Knapp Thursday. He's charged with assaulting a federal officer, use of a gun during a crime, and felony possession of a firearm.
Prosecutors say Knapp, known as the "Mountain Man," fired at federal officers with an assault rifle as he was being captured on April 2
Knapp is already charged with 39 burglary-related charges in six Utah counties.
Federal prosecutors stepped in and took the lead on the case in mid-September, postponing a plea hearing in Sanpete County.
Knapp is suspected of eluding authorities for several years while stealing guns, whisky and supplies from remote cabins across Utah.