COLUMBUS, Ind. — More than a month after being arrested for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Jon Ryan Schaffer is still awaiting extradition to Washington D.C. at the Marion County Jail.
Schaffer, 52, of Edinburgh, turned himself in to police on Jan. 17 after a statement of fact was filed in federal court by an FBI agent. The statement claims that video and photo evidence shows Schaffer as part of the mob that infiltrated the Capitol building on Jan. 6, and that he used a form of bear spray on Capitol Police.
After Schaffer waived his preliminary hearing, as well as his rights to an identity hearing and production of a warrant, on Jan. 22, U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Indiana judge Mark Dinsmore signed an order for Schaffer to appear in D.C.’s district court.
The document stated that a U.S. marshal will transport the defendant to the charging district, and that the attorney and the clerk of the court will schedule further proceedings once Schaffer has arrived. The D.C. attorney’s office will have all jurisdiction over Schaffer’s case.
Schaffer has no bond set, or trial date scheduled, at this time.
Indianapolis law enforcement confirmed Schaffer was still being held by the U.S. Marshal Service at the Marion County Jail on Thursday.
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