Lonnie Coffman Biography — Wiki
Lonnie Coffman is identified as the man from Alabama who was arrested for allegedly possessing 11 Molotov cocktails near protests at the US Capitol, according to the US Department of Justice. Police found three guns and components to make Molotov cocktails with mason jars in his pickup truck, and he was arrested when he returned to his truck, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a slew of arrests following the January 6, 2021 protests.
Lonnie Coffman Age
Lonnie Coffman, of Falkville, is 70 years old.
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Coffman Could Face Up to 15 Years in Prison if Convicted
Lonnie Coffman was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, and one count of carrying a pistol without a license, according to a criminal complaint filed in his case. The destructive device charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and the firearm charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office.
When Coffman was returning to his pickup truck, he asked officers if they “located the bombs”. Officers asked him further about the question and determined he was referring to perimeter police set up to locate explosive devices at the National Republican Club and the Democratic National Committee, which prevented him from returning to his truck earlier.
Investigators determined he was not responsible for those explosive devices, court documents said.
Coffman Is a ‘Big Trump Supporter’
Lonnie Coffman’s ex-wife told Alabama.com her ex-husband is “a big Trump supporter.”
She said at the time of the interview she was not aware of the arrest and did not provide further comment. The news outlet reported he has children, but did not say how many. He had an address listed in Eva, Morgan County, Alabama and previously lived in Cullman County.
The news outlet said he did not appear to have a social media presence.
Coffman Has No Criminal History
Lonnie Coffman had no prior arrests, and law enforcement officials confirmed they have had no known dealings with him.
His federal detention hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12, according to the US Attorney’s statement.
Lonnie Coffman of Alabama left a gun on his seat. Police searched his truck and found an assault rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails with the effect of napalm.
When he returned to the scene and couldn’t get to his vehicle, he advised the cops that the red truck was his. pic.twitter.com/LFK5gXrZML
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) January 8, 2021