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Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer pleads guilty to two charges

Friday, April 16, 2021 9:04 AM PT

Iced Earth founder and guitarist Jon Schaffer has reportedly agreed to plead guilty for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6. The 53-year-old musician was arrested on January 17 and has been jailed since.

According to Blabbermouth, Schaffer will plead guilty to two charges and is expected to enter into a cooperation agreement with the government.

Originally cited for six charges, Schaffer will apparently plead guilty to the following two: "Obstruction of an Official Proceeding," and "Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon."

Further details are not yet available.

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