Earlier this year, Jon Shaffer of Iced Earth pled guilty to charges stemming from his involvement in the January 6 Capitol riot. As part of his plea deal, Shaffer, a member of the reactionary group the Oathkeepers, agreed to turn informant against other people that stormed the Capitol. He is awaiting sentencing, which is expected to be a 3.5-4.5 year sentence.
As part of a pre-sentencing hearing, the Court heard details as to why Shaffer had previously been transferred between jails. In the recent hearing, it was revealed that in a March hearing, Shaffer's attorney stated that Shaffer had feces thrown at him in an Indianapolis jail, and also faced death threats. These issues prompted Shaffer being transferred to a Washington, DC jail, before he was released on bail in April.