Lonnie Coffman biography: 13 things about Donald Trump supporter from Falkville, Alabama

Lonnie Leroy Coffman is from Alabama, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Falkville, Morgan County, Alabama. (a)
  2. He is a big supporter of Donald Trump, according to his former wife. (b)
  3. He previously lived in other areas of Alabama including Cullman County. (c)
  4. He has no criminal history in Cullman County. (d)
  5. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office found no pistol permit records for him. (d)
  6. On January 6, 2021, he was one of the supporters of Trump who breached the U.S. Capitol building and disrupted a joint session of Congress to certify the vote of the Electoral College and affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. He carried a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and a 22-caliber derringer style handgun (a)
  7. He travelled from Alabama to Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 via his red pickup truck with Alabama tags. (a)
  8. After the riot in the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police bomb squad members found in his truck one black handgun, one M4 Carbine assault rifle along with rifle magazines loaded with ammunition and components for the construction of 11 Molotov Cocktails in the form of mason jars filled with ignitable substances, rags and lighters. He was arrested when he returned to the truck. (a)
  9. Neither the firearms recovered from him or his pickup truck nor the destructive devices found in his vehicle on January 6, 2021 were registered to him. (e)
  10. He was 70 years old when he was arrested on January 6, 2021. (a) His mugshot has yet to be released.
  11. On January 8, 2021, he was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device, and one count of carrying a pistol without a license. (a)
  12. His grandson Brandon Coffman described him as a Republican who had expressed admiration for Trump at holiday gatherings. (f)
  13. His detention hearing is scheduled on January 12, 2021. (a)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added soon.)


a. U.S. Department of Justice


c. his sister Shirley Jean Johnson’s obituary


e. complaint with arrest warrant filed by U.S. Capitol Police special agent Lawrence Anyaso and assigned to Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 7, 2021

f. Associated Press

8 replies »

    • Karen, seriously?! You think he’s a member of Antifa after his family members say he’s a Trump supporter? Sure, he’d go to DC to throw molotov cocktails to protest an election that Democrats won. Makes SO much sense. SMH


  1. Wow. Guns weren’t “registered” to him. Author is either ignorant and watches too much TV, or is making stuff up to make it sound “bad”. Very few states have any sort of “registration” for guns. Certainly not Alabama.

    Notice he’s not being charged with “unregistered guns”.


    • Except he wasn’t IN Alabama (and IS being charged with carrying a pistol without a license). It links to the justice dept’s release:
      and one count of carrying a pistol without a license under D.C. law, which carries a maximum prison term of up to 5 years.

      Take your guns to another state (or district), know the law…

      Also, in Alabama he would still be in trouble. A pistol permit is required:


  2. Seems legit – but in Karen’s defense, it WAS his ex-wife, lol
    If my ex had been at a McDonald’s 20 miles away from there, I’d probably “phone a friend”….jk 😄


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