Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer Arrested For US Capitol Activity

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  • Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer Arrested For US Capitol Activity
    POSTED 19 Jan 2021
    Jon Schaffer at US Capitol riots
    Photo of Jon Schaffer at US Capitol riots - Roberto Schmidt / Getty Images

    Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has officially been arrested for taking part in the recent riots that saw the US Capitol building storme, resulting in five deaths and over 50 injuries.

    The founding guitarist of the long-standing metal band was initially wanted by both the FBI and local authorities after he appeared in photos taken during the building's siege.

    WishTV confirmed that Schaffer turned himself in to the FBI in Indianapolis, who released this statement:

    Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.'”

    Schaffer now faces the following charges:

    1 - Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    2 - Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business

    3 - Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds

    4 - Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building

    5 - Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building

    6 - Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

     

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Submitted by Site Factory admin on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 22:15
Jon Schaffer at US Capitol riots
Photo of Jon Schaffer at US Capitol riots - Roberto Schmidt / Getty Images

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has officially been arrested for taking part in the recent riots that saw the US Capitol building storme, resulting in five deaths and over 50 injuries.

The founding guitarist of the long-standing metal band was initially wanted by both the FBI and local authorities after he appeared in photos taken during the building's siege.

WishTV confirmed that Schaffer turned himself in to the FBI in Indianapolis, who released this statement:

Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with ‘bear spray.'”

Schaffer now faces the following charges:

1 - Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

2 - Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business

3 - Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds

4 - Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building

5 - Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building

6 - Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

 

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