Alabama Man Faces 17 Indictments After Riots At The U.S. Capitol

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A couple stands by the U.S. Capitol with a tribute to Officer Brian Sicknick, who died during the riots on January 6, 2021.

An Alabama man who was arrested last week following riots at the U.S. Capitol now faces additional federal weapons charges.

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, a 70-year old from Falkville, Alabama, faces 17 federal indictments including five counts of unlawfully carrying multiple pistols, a rifle, and a shotgun; one count of unlawful possession of an ammunition feeding device; five counts of unlawful possession of ammunition; and six counts possessing unregistered firearms — including 11 explosives known as Molotov cocktails.

Coffman is one of 13 people who face federal charges. Dozens of others have been charged in Superior Court with unlawful entry, firearms-related crimes and curfew violations, according to news outlets.

Lonnie Coffman’s Indict… by Miranda Fulmore

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