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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Oklahoma
For Immediate Release
Clinton J. Johnson, United States Attorney
Contact: Public Affairs
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Arsonist Pleads Guilty to Fire Bombing Donut Hole

TULSA, Okla. - A Tulsa man who firebombed a popular donut shop with a Molotov Cocktail pleaded guilty today in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

Coby Dale Green, 24, pleaded guilty to malicious use of explosive materials.

In his plea agreement, Green admitted that in the early morning hours of Halloween, 2022, he broke the glass front door, lit the wick of the Molotov Cocktail, and then threw the Molotov Cocktail through the broken front door, into the Donut Hole.

“The Molotov Cocktail that Green threw into the Donut Hole was fueled by bias and had the power to burn down several businesses,” said U.S. Attorney Clinton Johnson. “I want to thank our law enforcement partners and the prosecution team for holding the defendant accountable for his actions.”

Green faces between 5 and 20 years in federal prison, and a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. A federal district court judge will determine sentencing after considering sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. A date for sentencing has not been set.

Green has been and will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is the investigating agency with assistance from Tulsa Police and Fire Departments.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathan E. Michel and Christopher J. Nassar are prosecuting the case.


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