MADISON -- Jurors deliberated for less than two hours before returning a guilty verdict against a man charged with stealing 20 weapons from a gun store.
Joseph Jakubowski lead police on a 10-day manhunt in April of this year. He also sent an anti-government manifesto to the White House.
Jurors were shown confession video, DNA evidence and testimony from Jakubowski himself who took the stand in his defense. He admitted he stole 20 guns from a Janesville store in the spring.
Juror Richard Virnoche says they did not find it hard to find Jakubowski guilty.
"The defendant says he's guilty from the beginning," said Federal Juror Virnoche of Madison. "...we were all confused as to why we were here then."
His 161 page manifesto written to the President and nationwide manhunt that followed was not brought up in the one-day trial. Acting U.S. Attorney Jeff Anderson says he is concerned over the weapons that are still missing. This includes an automatic rifle.
"A fully automatic weapon posed a great danger to the community and it was for that reason that a number of the facilities, the schools and churches were shut down," Anderson said.
Jakubowski's defense lawyer tells us his client plans to read a letter of apology to the gun store owner at sentencing. That will take place Dec. 20.
He faces another jury trial next month in Rock County. He is charged with three felonies related to the gun store burglary.
UPDATE 11:03 a.m. -- A federal jury has convicted Joseph Jakubowski on a federal weapons charge.
This spring, Jakubowski lead authorities on a days-long manhunt after he sent a threatening manifesto to the White House and burglarized a gun shop in Janesville.
TODAY'S TMJ4 has a crew in Madison covering the trial, and we'll bring you new information and reaction to the verdict coming up on Live at Noon and on TMJ4.com.