Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards guitarist Jon Schaffer is now within the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service following his extradition to Washington D.C. after turning himself in to authorities in Indiana on Jan. 17 for his participation within the revolt on the Capitol Constructing on Jan. 6.
The most recent replace comes from Brock E.W. Turner, a neighborhood reporter in Schaffer’s residence state of Indiana. “US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan Schaffer (Indiana man accused in Capitol revolt) is of their custody. I am going to share extra updates when accessible,” he wrote in response to the information earlier within the day that Schaffer will deal with all courtroom proceedings in Washington D.C. after waiving a pretrial listening to.
Schaffer presently faces six federal costs after being recognized on-line after the photograph on the prime of the web page, which captured Schaffer contained in the Capitol amongst insurrectionists, wielding an aerosol can of “bear spray,” as noted by the FBI of their report.
The costs are as follows:
— Knowingly Coming into or Remaining in any Restricted Constructing or Grounds With out Lawful Authority
— Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Authorities Enterprise
— Knowingly Engages in an Act of Bodily Violence In opposition to any Individual or Property in any Restricted Constructing or Grounds
— Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Constructing
— Interact in an Act of Bodily Violence in a Capitol Constructing
— Parade, Reveal, or Picket in a Capitol Constructing
Authorities additionally allege Schaffer was amongst a gaggle of rioters who had used the aerosol deterrent in opposition to Capitol Cops and he’s stated to have been concerned in a verbal altercation with officers as effectively.
Whereas contained in the Capitol, he was additionally seen wearing a hat that learn, “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member.” The group Indiana Oath Keepers have denied Schaffer was a member of their group and that that they had no involvement within the Capitol siege. Nonetheless, it’s value noting Schaffer’s equipment didn’t characterize the Indiana Oath Keepers however reasonably, simply the Oath Keepers.
The Southern Poverty Law Center makes no distinction about an Indiana-based group of their report and classifies the Oath Keepers as a radical antigovernment motion comprised of 1000’s of current and former legislation enforcement officers and navy veterans.
Because the Jan. 6 assault, CNN and the New York Times have each reported that the Oath Keepers are underneath investigation of conspiracy for planning and coordinating the assault on the U.S. Capitol.