Authorities Call Reports of Joseph Jakubowski Prison Escape Untrue

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The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is assuring area residents that reports that Joseph Jakubowski has escaped from prison are not true.

Jakubowski was the subject of a national manhunt that lasted over a week last month after he allegedly stole several firearms from a Janesville gun shop and sent a ranting, anti-government and anti-police manifesto to the White House.

On Friday, a Facebook post circulating claimed that Jakubowski was again on the run after escaping federal authorities. A spokesperson with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office calls the Facebook message a prank, and says Jakubowski remains in custody.

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