Manifesto-writing fugitive found camping on Wisconsin farm
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 15, 2017,
Apr 15, 2017, 12:35
Several hours after Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was found in a primitive campsite along Estes Road near Readstown, near the Vernon-Richland-Crawford county lines, law enforcement officials expressed relief that the manhunt concluded without anybody getting hurt.
He was found in nearby Vernon County after a report late Thursday of a suspicious person on a farmer's property. Federal officers positively identified him around 6 a.m. and he surrendered without incident, "which is what we hoped for", Spoden said. Special Agent in Charge Justin Tolomeo of the FBI's Milwaukee office smiles at at a reporter while discussing the capture of Joseph Jakubowski on Friday, April 14, 2017, during a press conference at the Sou. He faces local and federal weapons charges for allegedly stealing 18 firearms from a Janesville gun store.
Jakubowski had set up a tarp for the night and Gorn asked him to leave in the morning.
"He said he was off the grid", Gorn said.
Readstown is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Janesville, where the manhunt for Jakubowski began on April 4. "And I told him you're not too far off the grid". He says the man he later learned was Jakubowski was angry with society in general, but never raised his voice.
Spoden said that rather than inspire people to "revolt" against America, Jakubowski brought people together in trust of law enforcement.
"What I find unique about this was that he. called for a revolution and for the masses to rise up, and for those who he felt were enslaved to free themselves, as he put it", Spoden said. Gorn told him he could stay the night.
This combo made Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from images provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Joseph Jakubowski's mug shot at left and an altered image the Federal Bureau of Investigation made to show Jakubowski with his head and facial hair shaved off. Authorities released the mo.
The nationwide manhunt for a Janesville man who allegedly stole guns and mailed an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump ended Friday morning in remote farmland in Vernon County, where he gave himself up without incident after law enforcement authorities found him under a tarp, looking disheveled and exhausted. Rock County sheriff's officials are trying to determine if the letter is authentic. Jakubowski had been on the run since April 4th, when he broke into Armageddon Supplies in Janesville.
An Easter egg hunt at the governor's mansion that was cancelled Thursday because of the hunt for Jakubowski was back on for Saturday.