Judge denies request to move Jakubowski's trial out of Rock County
JANESVILLE, Wis. (WISC) -- The man at the center of a 10-day manhunt, who later admitted to stealing 20 weapons and was sentenced to serve 14 years in federal prison for gun crimes, will see trial in Rock County, according to Rock County officials.
A judge on Tuesday denied a request from Joseph Jakubowski's lawyers to move his trial out of Rock County or to get its jury from another county, according to the Rock County Clerk of Courts.
Jakubowski is still facing charges in Rock County on felony counts related to the thefts of guns, magazines and bullets from Armageddon Supplies, which set off a 10-day manhunt for him in April.
Jakubowski confessed to federal charges before a grand jury in December. He was sentenced to 14 years in a federal prison along with mental health and anger management. The court also ordered a restitution of $16,941.
Jakubowski goes to trial in Rock County court on Jan. 29.