Man on Trial for Weapons Theft Confesses During Trial

Joseph Jakubowski

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – 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 has admitted at trial that he committed the crimes.

Joseph Jakubowski took the stand Monday in Madison, saying he robbed Armageddon Supplies near Janesville 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, says that although his client admits he robbed the gun store, technically the charge against him is flawed because it stated firearms had been stolen from a licensed dealer, though the store owner had a manufacturer’s license.

Jurors begin deliberations Tuesday.

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