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Iced Earth Guitarist Jon Schaffer Released From Jail - Cleared Of All Charges

On April 01, 2021 Chief Judge Harry A. Powell filed an "order dismissing all charges against Iced Earth founding member and guitarist Jon Schaffer" concluding that Schaffer "must not be detained because the Government has not proven by clear and convincing evidence in connection with the Januray 6th, 2021 siege on the U.S. Capitol."

A hearing on a motion to review a pre-trial detention order for Jon Schaffer was held on Wednesday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. via videoconference before Judge Powell.

Schaffer's attorney Victor Mark filed a "motion to amend detention order and dismissing all charges against Jon Schaffer" claiming that "the government failed both, to establish Mr. Schaffer's active participation by clear and convincing evidence in connection with the siege on the U.S. Capitol and, that he is dangerous to the community."

Attorney Mark wrote:

"Mr. Schaffer is 53 years old. He has no criminal convictions. He does not have a substance abuse or mental health issue. He has no history of violence and was not participating actively in the riots on January 6, 2021. He did not threaten anyone and left the capitol after approximately 6,66 seconds and returned home to Indiana to apply himself to study latest flat earth theories."

"Jon is beside himself with joy and interested in putting this behind him and moving on,"
Mark concludes.

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1. Jigenuck writes:

Best day to be on metalunderground.com, thank you for this nice tradition!!

# Apr 1, 2021 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Revelator787 writes:

Is this for real or an April fools joke?

# Apr 1, 2021 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

Not true but should be and probably will be. The feds have no case. :P

# Apr 1, 2021 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Feds Have A Case for Oathkeeper Poster Boy writes:

Oh wow, you SO got me this time. The clickbait had me...then reading the article...wah? Re-read. Wah? WTF. Oh, it's that awesome annual tradition! Kudos!

Never much of fan of power metal (except maybe for some of the early progenitors in the late 70s and 80s...and Helloween of course!).

Never could stand Manowar (yeah, dragging Manowar into this) and Iced Earth. Obviously, Jon Schaffer has always been an idiot. And an idiot he shall remain. Until he sails off into the horizon, and falls of the edge of the flat earth into oblivion.

# Apr 2, 2021 @ 3:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. anon writes:

no, briannm, he's on video. there's a case. shut your traitor mouth.

# Apr 2, 2021 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

Anon..........Suck my f* C* you little Marxist b*

# Apr 3, 2021 @ 12:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrianMN writes:

@Blueanon.....Show me this mystery video footage you claim to have seen. All I see are pics of him peacefully standing in the capital.
So...just so we're clear......you morons can burn and loot half the cities in American over a toothless junkie that held a gun to a pregnant woman and that's justified. Caused hundreds of death and billions of property damage. A group of peaceful protesters gathered on Jan 6th. Did literally no damage. One of ours was killed by a cop for no reason and that's totally justified? I guess you enjoy living in a police state.

# Apr 3, 2021 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Feds Have A Case for Unoathkeeper (Disavowed by Indiana Oathkeepers) writes:

Anon, Brian, seriously overreacting here. Agree to disagree. America means EVERYONE. There's enough blame and enough good people on all sides.

Looking at the info I have access to seems to indicate Jon was where he shouldn't have been and doing and saying things that are questionable at the very least.

ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer Says He "Used Bad Judgment," Wants "Do-Over" For Capitol Riot Involvement

Read the whole article, listen to Jon's own words, watch the video, see the photo. Just a pacifist out for a stroll.

https://metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/iced-earths-jon-schaffer-says-he-used-bad-judgment-wants-do-over-for-capitol-riot-involvement

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/yaNUecUsUfUuM4AyH4tcND-1024-80.jpeg.webp

"The FBI has charged Schaffer with six different charges, one of which accuses him of spraying Capitol police with bear spray, a more potent form of pepper spray. Schaffer is not guaranteed bail, and must prove that he is not a threat to himself or the public to be granted so. Schaffer is dealing with the following charges:

Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building"

# Apr 5, 2021 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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