Manhunt for Wisconsin Fugitive Ends Peacefully
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A fugitive accused of stealing numerous weapons from a Wisconsin gun store and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was arrested Friday after nine days on the run.
Joseph Allen Jakubowski was found in Readstown, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Janesville, Jakubowski's hometown, where the manhunt for him began April 4.
The Rock County Sheriff's Office said the break in the investigation came when a property owner in Readstown called the Vernon County Sheriff's Office Thursday evening to report a suspicious man camping on his land. The property owner told authorities the man matched Jakubowski's description and that he was refusing to leave.
The office said in a statement that tactical officers surrounded Jakubowski and arrested him around 6 a.m. Friday without incident.
More than 150 law enforcement officials had been searching for Jakubowski, 32, since April 4 when authorities say he broke into a gun store in Janesville, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.