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Utah environmental fugitive pleads guilty in Fla.

Utah environmental fugitive pleads guilty in Fla.



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KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- A man wanted in Utah for environmental crimes who was shot after confronting law officers in the Florida Keys with a gun has pleaded guilty to numerous charges.

Federal prosecutors said 55-year-old Larkin Baggett pleaded guilty Monday to armed assault and firearms charges stemming from the March shooting in which he was wounded. Baggett also pleaded guilty to the original Utah environmental charges involving Clean Water Act violations.

Baggett admitted in Key West federal court he was a fugitive from Utah living in Marathon, Fla., when law officers attempted to arrest him. Baggett pointed a loaded assault rifle at the officers, who opened fire and wounded Baggett.

Baggett faces a long prison term. Sentencing is set Oct. 14.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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