Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Makes First Court Appearance, Will Remain In Jail Until At Least Friday

According to WISH-TV, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer made his first court appearance yesterday (January 18) after recently being arrested by the FBI due to his involvement in the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The musician is expected to stay in jail until at least Friday (January 22). However, it is worth noting that he is not guaranteed bail and that he has to prove to the federal magistrate that he is not a threat to himself or the public before it’s even considered.

If you missed it, here’s the initial statement that was issued by the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office:

“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.’”

The U.S. Department Of Justice also released a “Statement Of Facts,” which includes surveillance camera photos of Schaffer holding bear spray. He is currently facing 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

Prior to his involvement in the insurrection, Schaffer attended a Trump rally in November 2020 and claimed that “there will be a lot of blood shed” if we “merge into some globalist, communist system.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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