Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm

  • Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm

Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm

Joseph Jakubowski, a Wisconsin fugitive who sent the president a 161-page manifesto, has been taken into custody after a 10-day manhunt. Anderson said the gun charge would be presented to the grand jury, and a decision on other charges would be made following further investigation.

Authorities were planning to hold a another news conference Friday afternoon. Bugni appeared to want Jakubowski transferred to the Dane County Jail but Crocker said that matter can wait until next week.

Around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office received a report of a suspicious person camping on a farm on Estes Road near Readstown, Wis.

Jakubowski, charged with breaking into Armageddon Supplies on U.S. 14 north of Janesville on April 4, appeared rested and alert in court Friday afternoon.

Authorities said the farmer contacted police with a complaint that Jakubowski refused to leave his property.

Police feared that he was planning an attack after he allegedly broke into a gun store and made off with 18 weapons.

Jakubowski's manifesto did not indicate he was targeting schools, police said.

"Revolution", Jakubowski says during the April 4 video.

The Rock County Sheriff's Department says he was arrested shortly after Richland County, and is reportedly in custody in Vernon County. His next federal court appearance is scheduled for April 25.

In the affidavit presented in court today, a line item says officials interviewed Jakubowski's sister, with whom he had been staying, after officers searched a trash bag that the sister had placed on her curb. After establishing a perimeter, multiple law enforcement agencies worked throughout the night, plus the Federal Bureau of Investigation responded.

Police charged Jakubowski with three felonies: burglary to arm himself with a unsafe weapon, theft and possession of burglarious tools, according to a criminal complaint.

"Mr. Jakubowski is considered a suspect in both incidents and is now wanted by the Rock County Sheriff's Office for questioning", the Rock County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. When he returned to his house, Gorn said he felt a bit uneasy with the campsite and called the Vernon County Sheriff's Office.

The weeks-long hunt for Jakubowski began after the April 4 break-in at Armageddon Supplies, a gun shop in the suspect's hometown of Janesville, about 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee, in Rock County. The owner of the property Jeffrey Gorn says he was riding a four-wheeler when he spotted Jakubowski - not knowing he was the center of an intense manhunt by 150 federal, state and local authorities.