Man matching Janesville manhunt suspect in Darlington is not wanted man

Nick Mcbride
April 21, 2017

Multiple agencies, including Janesville Police, Rock County Sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation held a press conference Friday morning on the latest on the manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski.

Jakubowski, 32 and a convicted felon, is suspected of stealing 16 firearms from a gun store in in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Police hunting a Wisconsin man considered armed and unsafe planned to step up patrols on Sunday at churches near his home, because of anti-religious views in a manifesto he sent to President Donald Trump, officials said.

Concerns about Jakubowski increased when a friend of his gave a copy of a 161-page manifesto to police and said Jakubowski sent a copy of it to the White House, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities have been searching for Jakubowski since April 4, when authorities believe he stole 18 firearms from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.

More than 200 leads were investigated by police since Tuesday.

About 30 minutes after the burglary, police found Jakubowski's vehicle ablaze on a nearby street along with evidence of arson, according to Cmdr.

Authorities in Wisconsin have amped up security in local schools as the manhunt for 32-year-old fugitive Joseph Jakubowski continues.

Federal investigators from across the country have come to Janesville to help in the search for Joseph Jakubowski, the man accused of stealing a cache of guns and making threats against schools and politicians. An affiliate of Jakubowski filmed the video and is now also a person of interest by the police.

Spoden added that the suspect had acquired a bulletproof vest and a helmet and was considered "armed and highly risky".

The sheriff's office said the manifesto "includes grievances against government and personal angst toward anyone or anything other than natural law or rule", according to CNN.

"There was one specific case where he attempted to disarm a police officer", Moore told reporters.

"Basically (Jakubowski) is angry at all government officials, whether it's the president, local officials or law enforcement, he has a dislike for anyone that has authority or governmental power". Authorities say he also sent a 161-page anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.

Other reports by VgToday

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