Jan 6 rioter who brought Molotov cocktails and a ‘small armory’ of weapons to Capitol gets nearly 4 years in prison

An Alabama man who brought nearly a dozen Molotov cocktails to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 of last year has been handed a lengthy prison sentence in the wake of his November guilty plea, Law&Crime reports.

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 72, admitted to investigators that he drove to D.C. with a truck loaded with what U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly called a “small armory” of weapons. According to a letter he wrote to the court, he arrived in D.C. on Jan. 3. to “try to discover just how true and secure was the election on Nov. 3, 2020.” He also reportedly had several loaded firearms in his truck, including a 9mm handgun in the front right passenger seat, a rifle, and a shotgun.

“Also inside the pickup truck and in its covered bed were hundreds of rounds of ammunition, large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, a crossbow with bolts, machetes, camouflage smoke devices, a stun gun, cloth rags, lighters, a cooler containing eleven mason jars, and other items,” a court document said.

Police also found a list in Coffman’s wallet identifying “good guys” and “bad guys.” A federal judge’s name was on the “bad guys” list.

Read the full report at Law&Crime

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