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A Christopher Worrell sentenced to 10 years in jail for fleeing before his sentencing on January 6

By HENRY Jan 5, 2024
Proud Boys member who went on the run after conviction in the Jan. 6 riot gets 10 years in prisonProud Boys member who went on the run after conviction in the Jan. 6 riot gets 10 years in prison - ABC News

BY NBC NEWS

Federal prosecutors said on Thursday that a man from Florida who escaped after being found guilty in a case on January 6 and starting a six-week search was given a 10-year jail term.

Former Proud Boy involved in Jan. 6 who went on the run sentenced to 10 years in prison
Former Proud Boy involved in Jan. 6 who went on the run sentenced to 10 years in prison – ABC News

According to authorities, Christopher Worrell, 52, was taken into custody at his Naples home on September 28, just over six weeks after he removed his ankle monitor four days before to his scheduled sentence and vanished.

Christopher Worrell was found guilty in May of assaulting police during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by a court in Washington.

At the time of his arrest, Christopher Worrell was taken into custody “when he attempted to covertly return to his home,” according to the FBI field office in Tampa.



As the pro-Trump crowd assaulted police that day, Christopher Worrell, who had traveled to Washington with other Proud Boys members, sprayed an irritant pepper gel at Capitol Police officers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Yeah! Christopher Worrell said to himself on camera when a crowd overran the police line and another Proud Boy member attacked officers guarding a stairway. Seizing the Capitol, the prosecutor said.

Jan. 6 Proud Boys defendant who led law enforcement on manhunt sentenced to 10 years in prison Christopher Worrell
Jan. 6 Proud Boys defendant who led law enforcement on manhunt sentenced to 10 years in prison – CBS News

At a bench trial, Christopher Worrell was found guilty of six felonies and one misdemeanor.

A request for response late on Thursday night was not immediately answered by the lawyer identified as Christopher Worrell’s representative.

Prior to punishment, Christopher Worrell’s escape was described by prosecutors as evidence that “he apparently had no intention of ever turning himself in.”

Prosecutors said that Christopher Worrell staged a drug overdose in an attempt to trick law enforcement and FBI agents who broke into his house after they had set up a perimeter around it and apprehended him when he attempted to return.

It took five days for him to be released from the hospital after he was admitted, a move described by the prosecution as a “delaying tactic.”

By HENRY

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