Jon Schaeffer, the founding member of the well-known heavy metal band ‘Iced Earth’ has now been arrested after allegedly being photographed participating in the mob that stormed the Capitol building on January 6th.
Schaffer allegedly faces six difference charges. He was apprehended in Columbus, Indiana on Sunday.
As Fox News reports:
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."
— FBI Indianapolis (@FBIIndianapolis) January 18, 2021
Multiple people had identified Schaffer as a man seen in a photograph at the Capitol, according to the Indianapolis Star.
An image of Schaffer was allegedly labeled as photograph #25 on an FBI poster seeking help to identify those who made unlawful entry into the building on Jan. 6.
*Jon Schaffer, guitarist for heavy metal band Iced Earth, is arrested on 6 federal charges in Capitol riot.
*Charges include: physical violence in a Capitol building, disrupting conduct of gov’t & violent entry.
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 18, 2021
He was photographed in a blue hooded sweatshirt under a tactical vest with a baseball cap that read: “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member,” according to a statement of facts posted on the Department of Justice (DOJ) website.