Proud boy who disappeared before Jan. 6 sentencing arrested


Christopher Worrell was arrested Thursday by FBI agents and local officials at his home in Naples, Florida, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The member of the extremist group was under house arrest awaiting sentencing for attacking police officers with pepper spray gel as he headed out during the riot, leading to an arrest warrant.

Worrell was found guilty in May of several charges related to the insurrection. Prosecutors asked a judge to sentence him to 14 years in prison. Worrell, who denied the allegations, described himself as a “political prisoner” and claimed his civil rights were being violated.

He was allowed to await sentencing to house arrest after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and also contracted COVID-19 during his time in prison Daily news from Naples previously reported.

Additionally, a federal judge ruled that Worrell needed medical treatment for a broken hand had been enormously delayed while imprisoned in Washington and holding D.C. prison officials in contempt of court.

An attorney listed as representing Worrell did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.

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