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New Charges Filed Against Wilderness Fugitive

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- New charges have been filed against the wilderness fugitive sought for years for a string of burglaries at weekend cabins across the mountains of southern Utah.

Sanpete County prosecutor Brody Keisel brought charges for three October burglaries in Fairview Canyon and says more charges are pending.

In court papers, detectives say Troy James Knapp is taking responsibility for the break-ins and dozens more in jailhouse interviews.

Knapp was captured Tuesday after six years of living in the backcountry.

The latest charges involve burglary, theft of weapons, a hatchet and GPS device, and criminal mischief for broken windows. Knapp is telling authorities he also took food from the cabins.

The Sanpete County prosecutor says he plans to bring additional charges of attempted homicide against Knapp, who is accused of firing a handful of times at a helicopter shortly before his capture.

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