A 70-year-old Trump supporter has been arrested after police reportedly discovered homemade bombs inside his van while it was parked near the Capitol during the siege last Wednesday.
Lonnie Leroy Coffman, of Falkville, Alabama, was arrested last Thursday and has now been charged with weapons-related offenses – the most serious charges that have currently been laid against the attack on Congress.
According to a statement released by the Department of Justice, Coffman was found in possession of a handgun, an M4 Carbine assault rifle, ammunition and 11 Mason jars filled with a flammable substance.
Coffman reportedly confessed that the jars contained a mixture of molten styrofoam and gasoline – an explosive concoction that has the effect of napalm “because when it explodes, the substance causes the flammable liquid to adhere better to objects than it does. ‘he hits.
The DOJ described the mixture as a “Molotov cocktail” and claimed that Coffman was also in possession of lighters and rags to help detonate the devices.
Lonnie Leroy Coffman, of Falkville, Alabama, was arrested last Thursday and has now been charged with weapons-related offenses following the seat of Congress last week. He is pictured right in a black jacket and dark colored beanie
Coffman has a handgun, M4 Carbine assault rifle, ammunition and 11 mason jars filled with a flammable substance inside his red van parked near Congress
Police reportedly discovered homemade bombs inside Coffman’s van as it was parked near the Capitol during the siege last Wednesday.
Coffman allegedly confessed that 11 Mason jars in his possession contained a mixture of molten styrofoam and gasoline – an explosive concoction that has the effect of napalm “because when it explodes, the substance causes the flammable liquid to adhere better at the objects it hits. “
In addition, investigators say they discovered a sheath of papers inside Coffman’s truck.
One page allegedly contained the phone number for Republican Senator Tex Cruz’s office in central Texas, along with contact details for Fox News star Sean Hannity and right-wing scholar Mark Levin.
On another newspaper list, Coffam reportedly wrote a “bad guy” list that included the names of Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judge David Hamilton and Democratic Reo. André Cardon.
Coffman reportedly wrote that Cardon was “one of the two Muslims in the House of Representatives.”
Meanwhile, there was also a list of “good guys”, which included the name of Susanne Posel, freelance journalist and editor of OccupyCorporatism.
The same piece of paper also had a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln which read: “We the people are the rightful masters of Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution.”
Coffman has now been charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device, carrying a maximum jail term of 10 years.
He is currently being held pending an upcoming court date.
Coffman was also in possession of several firearms, including the one pictured
The photo above is an image of ammunition allegedly discovered in Coffamn’s red van parked near the Capitol
Possession of a Coffamn handgun is shown