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Update: Suspect in gun thefts found guiltySubmitted: 09/26/2017
MADISON - Jurors have convicted a man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump.

The jury in Madison deliberated for about two hours Tuesday before finding Joseph Jakubowski guilty of two federal weapons charges.

Jakubowski told jurors Monday that he stole the guns and ammunition from Armageddon Supplies near Janesville last April before going on the run.

He was found ten days later about 130 miles away, camping in a remote area of Vernon County.

Defense attorney Joseph Bugni tried to convince jurors that although Jakubowski admitted he stole the guns, technically the charge against him was flawed because it stated firearms had been stolen from a licensed dealer.

The store owner had a manufacturer's license.

Story By: Associated Press

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