Manhunt Continues for Wisconsin Man Accused of Stealing Guns, Sending Manifesto

Cheryl Sanders
April 12, 2017

Jakubowski is suspected of an April 4 break-in at a gun shop called Armageddon Supplies in his hometown of Janesville, about 70 miles (113 km) southwest of Milwaukee, in which 18 guns and two silencers were stolen from the store, the complaint said.

A Wisconsin man suspected of threatening to carry out attacks in a manifesto sent to the White House wrote an apology to the owner of a gun store before stealing firearms, saying he needed them to protect himself and his family, according to court documents.

Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden told NBC News earlier Tuesday that the mailed manifesto was being analyzed by the Secret Service.


According to a criminal complaint, 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski faces the following charges: burglary-arming self with a unsafe weapon, felony theft-special facts and possession of burglarious tools in connection to stealing 18 guns from Armageddon Supplies in Janesville.

As a reminder, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the successful location of Jakubowski.

A few months after the battery case Jakubowski was charged and sentenced to prison for resisting an Janesville Police Officer and trying to remove their weapon from their holster.


Following the break-in at the gun shop, Jakubowski's truck was found nearby engulfed in flames, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said. He thanked the owner for protecting the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens.

A surveillance still shows Joseph Jakubowski, who police in Wisconsin are on the hunt for. The letter was found by his sister, the complaint said.

Investigators say it is possible he has changed his appearance by shaving his facial hair and head. If you see Jakubowski, please call 911.


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