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Jakubowski appears in federal court

Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 19:28:59-04

A Wisconsin man suspected of stealing numerous weapons and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House made his first federal court appearance Friday following a nine-day manhunt.

Joseph Jakubowski was wearing a dirty white T-shirt over a long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans during his court appearance Friday afternoon in Madison. He spoke quietly with his lawyer before the proceedings began.

Jakubowski was arrested early Friday after a retired school counselor found him camping on his property.

Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Anderson says Jakubowski could be indicted on federal charges beyond a gun theft charge. He's also facing state charges in Rock County, including burglary with a dangerous weapon.

Jakubowski will remain in custody. His next court appearance is April 25.

Anderson declined to say whether other people may face charges in the case.

If convicted, Jakubowski could face 10 years in federal prison.