Jackson Reffitt Biography, Wiki
Jackson Reffitt is a teenager who reportedly contacted the FBI about his father Guy Reffitt‘s alleged role in the Capitol riots, has said he felt guilty for speaking with the authorities – but would ‘do it all again’. Reffitt told Fox4: ‘I got in contact with the FBI after the Capitol riots about my dad. It was my moral compass, kind of, to do what I thought would protect not only my family but my dad himself.’
His father Guy Reffitt was arrested Friday at his home in Wylie, Texas, according to court records.
Jackson Reffitt Age
Jackson Reffitt is 18 years old while his father Guy Reffitt is 48 years old.
Jackson Reffitt: Son tips off FBI on father
According to local news, Reffitt’s wife told officials that he was arguing about the incident with his son and daughter when he told them: ‘If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors. … Traitors get shot.’
Jackson said Saturday he had not spoken with his dad since his arrest but ‘wished he could’.
He told The New York Times he was no longer staying at the family home; he would not reveal his location for fear of his safety. He also added: ‘I would say I’m sorry, because I don’t feel like I put him in this situation, but I still feel guilty. I would do it again.’
He is said to have contacted the authorities about his dad in the days before the siege, The New York Times reports.
He told the paper: ‘He would always tell me that he’s going to do something big. I didn’t know what he was going to do, so I just did anything possible just to be on the safe side.’
The FBI then spoke with Reffitt Jr. to follow up on his tip in the wake of the Capitol riots.
Jackson Reffitt father
Jackson said he is ‘afraid’ about what his dad ‘might think’ after he finds out he spoke with the FBI and said his mom and two sisters did not know about this contact with the authorities until they saw him being interviewed in the media.
According to an affidavit obtained by Dallas News Guy Reffitt told his family that he went to Washington, DC, to ‘to protect the country,’ that he brought a gun with him and that he ‘stormed the Capitol’.
When he returned home, he allegedly told his son not to report him to investigators or he would ‘do what he had to do’. In addition, Reffitt reportedly told his daughter that if she betrayed him and the family that he would ‘put a bullet through’ her phone.
While his wife said she didn’t believe that Reffitt would act on his words, she said that their family felt ‘disturbed’ by his comments.
Jackson Reffitt GoFundMe
A GoFundMe has been set up Jackson by him for his college funding with the support of CNN and other people. The page has raised $93,381 out of $100,000 goal. He writes:
“Every penny is another course in college or me saving it for years to come. I might be kicked out of my house due to my involvement in my dad’s case, so every cent might help me survive. Thank you so much. Seriously”.