NEWS: Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) arrested for role in US Capitol building riot!

Credit: Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

It appears that Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards) has been arrested for his role and involvement in the US Capitol building riots that took place on January 6th 2021.

Schaffer was pictured as one of those who breached the building, and was sought for by the FBI for questioning.

Schaffer is said have turned himself in to authorities on the afternoon of January 17th 2021, and currently faces the following six 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.

The Indianapolis Field Office of the FBI issued the following statement regarding Schaffer‘s arrest.

“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.'”

A statement of facts has also been released regarding Schaffer‘s arrest, and includes surveillance images which also highlight the ‘bear spray’ that he was carrying with him.