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Jury Convicts Joseph Jakubowski In Weapons, Manhunt Case

Jury Deliberated For About 2 Hours Before Man Guilty Of Federal Weapons Charges

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Jurors have convicted a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.

The jury in Madison deliberated for about two hours Tuesday before finding Joseph Jakubowski guilty of two federal weapons charges.

This undated file photo provided by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office in Janesville shows Joseph Jakubowski. Rock County Sheriff’s Office via AP

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Jakubowski took the stand Monday in Madison, saying he robbed Armageddon Supplies near Janesville on April 4 and took guns, magazines and bullets.

After the robbery, the 33-year-old self-proclaimed anarchist spent 10 days on the run before he was discovered some 130 miles away in Vernon County.

Jakubowski’s attorney, Joseph Bugni, tried to convince jurors that although Jakubowski admitted he stole the guns, technically the charge against him was flawed because it stated firearms had been stolen from a licensed dealer. The store owner had a manufacturer’s license.

The weapons charges, which carry up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.