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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Two Glenpool Men Plead Guilty To Arson

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, each pled guilty to one count of ARSON, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 844(f)(1) and 2, punishable by not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

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 charge arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sherriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendants will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated December 27, 2016