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updated 4:59 PM UTC, Aug 18, 2017

Federal Gun Charges Filed Against Jakubowski

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Joseph Jakubowski now faces both state and federal charges for allegedly stealing 18 guns and two silencers from a Janesville gun shop.

A complaint was filed in Madison Wednesday accusing the 32-year-old Jakubowski of the gun shop burglary earlier this month, and possessing the stolen weapons illegally as a convicted felon. Officials say Jakubowski planted a fake bomb at a Janesville gas station to draw police away from the gun shop -- and he later sent a 161 page anti government manifesto to President Donald Trump. According to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Janesville Gazette, Jakubowski told a rural landowner in Vernon County about a plan to rob the gun shop, hide the weapons, burn his truck, and go about what he called "the rest of the mission" -- but the landowner could not say what the "mission" was.

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