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Jakubowski Faces More Gun Charges

Jakubowski Faces More Gun Charges

April 19, 2017 10:03 PM

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed additional weapons charges against a Wisconsin man accused of stealing numerous firearms and sending a threating anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western of District of Wisconsin said Wednesday Joseph Jakubowski now faces charges for allegedly stealing 18 firearms and two silencers and for being a felon in possession of firearms. His initial theft charges accounted for two firearms and two silencers.

Authorities launched a nationwide manhunt for the 32-year-old after they said he burglarized a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin and mailed a manifesto to the White House April 4. Officers captured Jakubowski on Friday while he camped at a Vernon County farm field.

He is in federal custody without bond and also faces state charges related to the store burglary.


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