Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has entered "advanced plea negotiations" with federal prosecutors following his arrest for his apparent involvement in January's storming of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Even more, the plea talks are the first and farthest along of any Capitol Riot defendant. On Jan. 6, supporters of former President Trump attacked the historic Washington, D.C., meeting place of the U.S. Congress. Rioters forcibly breached security in failed attempt to prevent the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. More than 300 of the insurrectionists have since been charged with crimes.