SALT LAKE CITY -- The wilderness fugitive accused of burglarizing remote cabins
across a wide area of Utah is set to take his first plea from one of the
six counties that have stacked charges against him.
Court records show Troy James Knapp is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Sanpete County, where authorities ended his long wilderness run. He was captured outside a mountain cabin in April. Authorities say he took a shot at a police helicopter.
Knapp has fired his attorneys and planned to fight the Sanpete County charges himself at a preliminary hearing that had most recently been set for Oct. 2.
Instead, Knapp has agreed to show up Wednesday for an arraignment on the Sanpete County charges. Prosecutor Brody Keisel says a plea deal is in the works.