Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth arrested for his role in Capitol Riot SPIN
Frozen earth guitarist Jon schaffer was arrested on Sunday afternoon after turn around to Indianapolis authorities. Schaffer faces six counts, including that of committing an act of physical violence.
“Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, was arrested in connection with the January 6 incident at the United States Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 counts, including that of committing an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was reportedly among the rioters who sprayed Capitol Police with “bear spray”, “a tweet from the Indianapolis branch of the FBI read.
An outspoken conservative and Trump supporter, Schaffer was spotted among the group of rioters who stormed the Capitol building in Washington, DC on January 6 in a widely circulated photo (which you can see above ). His participation attracted the contempt of his bandmates, who issued a statement denouncing the guitarist’s actions.
“We want to thank those of you who have sent words of support over the past few days,” bassist Luke Appleton wrote on Instagram last weekend. Some of you have been concerned about our silence, which we understand. We needed time to process the information properly and find out some facts before making a statement.
“We absolutely do NOT condone or support the riots or acts of violence in which the rioters were involved on January 6 at the United States Capitol. We hope that all those involved that day will be brought to justice to be investigated and answer for their actions, ”he continued before sending his condolences to those directly affected by the crisis. riot. “With a broken heart, we send our love and compassion to all who have felt the pain of the events of January 6. We are deeply saddened and our hearts go out to the families of the lives lost that day. really no proper words to console. Just know that we are with you in your shock, your grief and your pain. Much love to you all. “