Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer is facing 6 criminal charges relating to the riotous scenes at the US Capitol building in Washington DC on January 6..
According to the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, the six charges Schaffer is dealing with are:.
1) Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority.
2) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business.
Having actually been photographed among upset demonstrators who stormed the Capitol as the United States Congress assembled to license Joe Bidens victory in Novembers Presidential elections, Schaffer turned himself in to authorities on the afternoon of January 17, according to a statement by the FBI Indianapolis Field Office. The guitarist, who resides in Columbus, Indiana, will now face six criminal charges occurring from the violent demonstrations, in which 5 lives were lost..
3) Knowingly Engages in an Act of Physical Violence Against anybody or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds.
4) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building.
5) Engage in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building.
6) Parade, Demonstrate, or Picket in a Capitol Building.
In relation to charge number 5, Schaffer is alleged to have actually been among rioters who sprayed Capitol authorities with bear spray, an extra-strength kind of pepper spray.
More than 200 people are currently under FBI investigation in connection to the scenes of insurrectionary violence on January 6..
In the wake of the violent clashes in DC, Schaffers bandmates released a declaration voicing their opposition to the alarming scenes at the Capitol..
” We definitely DO NOT excuse nor do we support riots or the acts of violence that the rioters were associated with on January 6th at the US Capitol structure,” they composed. “We hope that all those involved that day are brought to justice to be examined and address for their actions.”.
Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer deals with 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol structure.
Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been detained in connection to Jan 6 occurrence at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer deals with 6 charges consisting of engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol structure. Schaffer was apparently among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with “bear spray.