Christopher Worrell, a member of the far-right Proud Boys group who was convicted for his involvement in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, has been captured by FBI agents after more than a month on the run. Worrell was found unconscious in his home in Central Naples, Florida, where he had “night-vision goggles, $4,000 in cash, and survivalist gear.” He remains in the hospital. Worrell was convicted of seven counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting officers, for spraying law enforcement officers with pepper spray gel during the attack. He failed to appear for his scheduled sentencing hearing in August, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Prosecutors had requested a 14-year prison sentence for Worrell, while his defense attorney argued for 30 months of home detention due to a health condition that required close monitoring. Worrell’s case gained attention when the warden of the Washington, D.C., jail was held in civil contempt for not providing proper care for the defendant’s injury and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite his disappearance, there is no indication of when he will be compelled to appear in court for sentencing. His attorney has not yet commented on the capture.
In summary, Christopher Worrell, a member of the Proud Boys involved in the Capitol attack, has been apprehended by the FBI after evading capture for over a month. He was found in his Florida home with night-vision goggles, cash, and survivalist gear. Worrell had been convicted of multiple charges, including assaulting officers, and had failed to appear for his sentencing hearing. The prosecutors sought a 14-year prison sentence, while his defense argued for home detention due to a health condition. His case gained attention due to allegations of inadequate care in jail.