Manifesto suspect wrote apology before gun theft

LEFT - In this April 4, 2017 frame grab from a surveillance video released by the Rock County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Jakubowski makes a purchase at a gas station in Janesville, Wis. The hunt continues Monday, April 10, 2017, for Jakubowski, who is suspected of stealing firearms from a Wisconsin gun store and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. (Rock County Sheriff's Office via AP) RIGHT - Close Window Photo Details Save Email Print History Photo |Caption|Summary Showing 3 of 3 previous : more Copyright , The Associated Press Caption FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Rock County Sheriff's Office in Janesville, Wis., shows Joseph Jakubowski. (Rock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Court documents say a Wisconsin man suspected of stealing firearms from a store and threatening attacks in a manifesto sent to the White House wrote an apology to the shop’s owner before taking the guns.

Joseph Jakubowski has been the subject of a manhunt since the burglary April 4 at Armageddon Supplies near Janesville. He remains a fugitive Wednesday.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Rock County charges the 32-year-old man with stealing 18 guns from Armageddon Supplies. It says the letter, found at the home of Jakubowski’s sister, apologizes for the theft and says he needed the weapons to protect himself and his family.

Rock County sheriff’s officials say Jakubowski threatened to attack schools and public officials in the 161-page manifesto that he mailed to President Donald Trump. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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