Man who stole guns, mailed manifesto to Trump, gets 14 years
By Chris Eger
Joseph Jakubowski, the subject of a nationwide manhunt last April, was found guilty in September of stealing firearms and suppressors from a federally-licensed gun dealer and was sentenced this week. (Photo: WISN TV)
A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin on Wednesday sentenced a man who broke into an area gun store and sent a rambling manifesto to the White House.
Convicted after a two-day jury trial on weapons charges, Joseph Jakubowski, 33, of Janesville, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to pay the gun store he burglarized nearly $17,000 in restitution.
As previously reported by Guns.com, Jakubowski mailed a 160-page anti-government manifesto to President Trump expressing grievances with the government, as well as anti-religious sentiments at the time of the burglary, then burned his truck and disappeared.
Jakubowski was charged with stealing 18 firearms and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies last April, as well as being a felon in possession of firearms and silencers. Court documents list the firearms stolen to include three Glocks, an FN 57 pistol, two FMK G9C 9mm pistols, a Desert Eagle .45, two Smith & Wesson .45s, three Ruger .22LR pistols, a Beretta 9mm pistol, a Taurus .357 magnum revolver, a Walther P22, a Nodak