JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of stealing firearms and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House talked back to a court official during a hearing over possible state charges.
Joseph Jakubowski is already facing federal charges over accusations that he stole firearms from a gun store in Janesville. On Monday, court officials advised him of charges against him in Rock County.
Jakubowski sat with his defense attorney and appeared by television while court Commissioner Larry Barton informed him of three charges of theft and burglary. At one point Jakubowski asked a question about one of the charges and Barton warned him not to make statements. Jakubowksi responded by saying “you can’t tell me what to do as a free individual.”
Authorities arrested Jakubowski on Friday following a 10-day manhunt.