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Anti-Religion, Anti-Government Fugitive Caught After 10-Day Manhunt

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A convicted felon who robbed a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin on April 4, 2017 and sent a 160-page anti-religion/anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump was caught by law enforcement, according to a Friday report by ABC News.

A person called police after spotting someone resembling Joseph A. Jakubowski camping on a farm near Readstown, Wisconsin. Law enforcement established a perimeter around the farm, and detained the suspect without incident.

Jakubowski is suspected of stealing 16 firearms from the gun store. He also reportedly posted a Facebook video showing him putting an envelope containing the manifesto in the mail.

Last Friday, Rock County, Wisconsin Sheriff Robert Spoden said the fugitive is “angry at all government officials…he has a dislike for anyone that has authority or governmental power.”

The manifesto also led to increased security at area churches. A Lutheran church in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin cancelled its Palm Sunday services after “a suspicious man who looked like Jakubowski stopped by the church…asking questions.” However, it was later determined that the man “was not Jakubowski and was not related to the police’s investigation.”

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the suspect left an apology for the gun store’s owner before he stole the weapons. Jakubowski explained to the owner that he “wanted to purchase guns to protect himself and his family, but the law prevented him from doing so because he is a felon.”

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