According to Indiana Public Media, Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) has waived his preliminary hearing after being charged with multiple federal crimes. He will soon be extradited to Washington D.C. Schaffer, who is currently being detained in the Marion County Jail after turning himself into the police on Sunday, January 17th. Both the U.S. Attorney and Schaffer’s legal team have agreed to move the proceedings to Washington D.C., where he will face his six criminal charges against him.
Schaffer must prove he’s not a threat to himself or the public before being released on bail. Schaffer was caught on camera revealing his participation in the Capitol Riots on January 6th. Additional photographs showed the guitarist was carrying bear spray. In addition to being faced with federal charges against him, Century Media Records have removed both Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards from their artists’ page.