Gun thief receives 14 years
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who stole a cache of firearms from a gun shop and sent a rambling anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump before going on the run was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Wednesday, after a profanity-laced back and forth with the judge where he asked to either be set free or killed.
Joseph Jakubowski, who was convicted in September on two weapons-related charges, told the judge he didn’t follow any rules or laws and had no intention of letting authorities know where to find 14 weapons that are still missing.
“Let me out, I’d do it again because I don’t respect lies,” Jakubowski told the judge. “I don’t care about your damn laws.”
U.S. District Judge William Conley said the severity of the crime, which put southeastern Wisconsin on edge during a 10-day manhunt, combined with Jakubowski’s unwillingness to show remorse and the threat the missing weapons pose led to the 14-year prison sentence.