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
  • Entry Last Updated: 07/27/2021
  • Date Docket Downloaded: 08/27/2021
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Charges

Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business; Knowingly Engages in an Act of Physical Violence Against Any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Engage in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building; Parade, Demonstrate, or Picket in a Capitol Building

Case Status

Arrested 1/17/21 in Noblesville, Indiana. Charged with information on 4/16. Pleaded guilty to to Counts 1 and 2. Defendant released on personal recognizance.

USA Attorney


Channing D. Phillips Ahmed M. Baset IL Bar No. 6304552 Assistant United States Attorney (202) 252-7097 [email protected] Louis Manzo MA Bar No. 688337 Special Assistant United States Attorney (202) 616-2706 [email protected] Judiciary Center Building 555 Fourth Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20530

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