Christopher Worrell, a member of the far-right Proud Boys group who was convicted for his involvement in the January 6th attack on the Capitol, has been apprehended by FBI agents. Worrell was captured while attempting to covertly return to his home in Florida. He was found unconscious and is currently receiving medical attention. The FBI discovered night-vision goggles, $4,000 in cash, and survivalist gear at his residence. Worrell had been on the run for over a month after failing to appear for his scheduled sentencing hearing in August.
Worrell’s conviction stems from his actions during the Capitol attack, where he allegedly sprayed law enforcement officers with pepper spray gel. He faced seven charges in total, including obstruction of an official proceeding and assaulting officers. Prosecutors had requested a 14-year prison sentence, while his defense attorney argued for 30 months in home detention due to a health condition that required close monitoring.
The case gained attention in 2021 when the warden of the Washington, D.C., jail was held in civil contempt after Worrell claimed he did not receive adequate care for his injury and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in custody. Worrell was released to home confinement during the litigation. His sentencing was put on hold following his disappearance, and it is currently unknown when he will be compelled to appear in court. His attorney has not yet commented on his recent apprehension.