- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 12, 2021

An Alabama man accused of bringing guns, bombs and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to the violent insurrection last week at the U.S. Capitol was carrying a list of “good guys” and “bad guys,” federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Rep. Andre Carson, Indiana Democrat and a Muslim, and a federal judge appointed by President Barack Obama were both named on the “bad guy” list. 

Federal prosecutors unsealed the list as part of their evidence against Lonnie Coffman, 70. Mr. Coffman has been indicted on 17 separate weapons charges following his Jan 6. arrest.

Mr. Coffman’s truck was found filled with Molotov cocktails and a cache of weapons parked just blocks from the U.S. Capitol during last week’s deadly riot.

Prosecutors have formally indicted him on 17 separate weapons charges. The lists were submitted to a federal judge as part of prosecutors’ request to detain Mr. Coffman while he awaits trial.

“The handwritten messages in the defendant’s pickup truck raise grave concerns about his intentions, and suggest that these weapons were intended to be used in an effort to violently attack our elected representatives,” prosecutors wrote. 

A list of contact information for conservative media personalities were also found in his truck, prosecutors said. 

Another handwritten note found in the truck, included a quote from President Abraham Lincoln about overthrowing “the men who pervert the Constitution.”

Mr. Carson said it was “extremely disturbing” to learn that he was on Mr. Coffman‘s list, adding that he has been the target of death threats for years. 

“The indicted terrorist had the means and opportunity to carry out his plans to violently attack, injure and destroy government officials and related offices in our Nation’s Capitol,” Mr. Carson said in a statement. “These were not idle threats. These were planned and organized measures to take my life, my colleagues’ lives and try to destroy our government.”

• Jeff Mordock can be reached at jmordock@washingtontimes.com.

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