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Jon Ryan Schaffer

Schaffer was among the rioters who sprayed United States Capitol Police officers
with “bear spray,” a form of capsaicin pepper spray sold by many outdoors retailers, as part of
their efforts to push the officers back inside the Capitol and breach the Capitol Building
themselves.  He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt under a tactical vest with
a baseball cap that reads “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member.”

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • First Name(s): Jon Ryan
  • Last Name(s): Schaffer
  • Case Number: 1:21-cr-306
  • Arrest Location: Noblesville, IN
  • Judge: Amit Mehta
  • Entry Last Updated: 09/27/2023
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/27/2021
  • Currently Incarcerated: No
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Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority (1) Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business (2) Knowingly Engages in an Act of Physical Violence Against Any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds (3) Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building (4) Engage in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building (5) Parade, Demonstrate, or Picket in a Capitol Building (6)

Case Status

Arrested 1/17/21 in Noblesville, Indiana. Plead guilty to to Counts 1 and 2 on 4/16/21. He was released on personal recognizance on 4/16/21. Final presentence investigation due by 2/6/2024. Sentencing occurs on 2/20/24 at 2pm in Courtroom 10.

USA Attorney

Ahmet Baset
Ahmed M. Baset IL Bar No. 6304552 Assistant United States Attorney (202) 252-7097 [email protected]

USA Attorney

Louis Manzo
Louis Manzo Special Assistant United States Attorney Judiciary Center Building 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20530 (202) 616-2706 [email protected]

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