COLUMBUS, Ind. — Eight weeks after turning himself into law enforcement for his alleged involvement during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol., Jon R. Schaffer has been moved from the Marion County Jail.
Schaffer, who turns 53 today, is expected to have a court date set in Washington D.C.’s district court soon. The Edinburgh man has six different federal charges filed against him, including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building.
Marion County Jail staff said Monday morning that Schaffer had been moved from the facility, but did not confirm his location. Indianapolis FBI Special Agent Steve Secor said Schaffer was still in Indiana as of Monday morning.
The development comes six days after Schaffer’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss all alleged charges against him under the claim that the government had violated the Speedy Trial Act. The act requires the government to file an information or an indictment within 30 days of arrest.
Schaffer turned himself into Indiana law enforcement on Jan. 17 after an FBI statement of fact was filed for his arrest. The defendant waived his preliminary hearing, as well as his rights to an identity hearing and production of a warrant, back on Jan. 19.
Photos and video from Jan. 6 show Schaffer wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt under a tactical vest with a baseball cap that reads “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member.” In the FBI statement of fact, it alleges Schaffer is seen using a type of bear mace on Capitol police.
For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.