Utah 'Mountain Man' set to take plea deals

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man accused of eluding authorities for years while ransacking cabins across a wide swath of Utah is set to agree to a package of plea deals that will bring an end his court case.

The 46-year-old Troy James Knapp will be in a St. George courtroom Monday. He will go first before a federal judge who must approve parameters of a deal Knapp agreed to in April on federal weapons that call for 10 years in prison.

From there, Knapp will go before a state judge where he's scheduled to take plea deals from seven Utah counties where he is charged with burglary-related crimes.

Knapp, known by many as the "Mountain Man," was captured in April 2013. Authorities say he began a string of cabin burglaries in 2007.

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