Bixby And Glenpool Men Sentenced To 60 Months For Arson
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that GARRETT LEE RAYNOR, age 19, of Bixby, Oklahoma, and JOSHUA SCOTT COPPEDGE, age 19, of Glenpool, Oklahoma, were each sentenced to 60 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release for one count of ARSON, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 844(f)(1) and 2.
The Indictment alleged that on or about August 23, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants, maliciously damaged, destroyed, and attempted to damage and destroy, by means of fire, a 2010 Bluebird school bus, owned by the Twin Hills School District, an institution receiving Federal financial assistance.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sherriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. COPPEDGE will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served. RAYNOR will remain in an in-patient treatment facility until April 27, 2017, and then will report to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.
Updated March 29, 2017