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Florida Proud Boy On The Run Nabbed by FBI Agents, Now Faces 14 Years In Prison

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Florida Proud Boys member Christopher Worrell was arrested by the FBI after evading sentencing for over a month.
Florida Proud Boys member Christopher Worrell was arrested by the FBI after evading sentencing for over a month. (Photo: FBI)

Florida Proud Boys member Christopher Worrell, convicted for assaulting police during the January 6 Capitol breach, has been captured by the FBI after evading sentencing for over a month. The FBI found him in his Florida home, armed with survivalist gear, night-vision goggles, and $4,000 cash.

Worrell, facing up to 14 years behind bars, was convicted in May for multiple felonies including assaulting police with pepper spray gel and entering a restricted building with a deadly weapon. His sentencing hearing, originally set for August 18, was was abruptly canceled when he went missing, sparking a nationwide manhunt.

It remains uncertain when sentencing will occur and if his arrest will affect his plea for a shorter prison term. Worrell had previously sought leniency due to health issues. Now, it remains to be seen how sympathetic Senior U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth will be.

Worrell’s involvement in the Proud Boys’ seditious conspiracy adds a layer of complexity to his case. Described as a “tool” to amplify the group’s numbers during the Capitol attack, he played a role in the chaos, shouting menacingly at outnumbered police officers.

Worrell’s involvement in the Proud Boys’ seditious conspiracy trial earlier this year adds complexity to his case. Federal prosecutors argued that individuals like Worrell were “tools” in the alleged conspiracy to disrupt the transfer of power on January 6, 2021.

Justice Department lawyers asserted that these “tools” acted as a force multiplier, escalating the Proud Boys’ numbers to at least 200 on that fateful day, and that Worrell played a role in the chaos, shouting menacingly at outnumbered police officers.

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