A proud boy found guilty of pepper-spraying officers during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has disappeared before sentencing — prompting an FBI manhunt.
Christopher Worrell, 52, of Naples, Fla., was part of the mob that stormed the Capitol when Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s presidential victory on Jan. 6, 2021, and faces 14 years in prison.
According to court documents, Friday’s sentencing was overturned and a sealed arrest warrant was issued for him on Tuesday. FBI agents are now trying to track down Worrell.
Photos of Worrell taken on January 6, 2021 show him flashing the white power symbol several times.
The US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC urged the public to share information about his whereabouts.
Christopher Worrell, 52, was part of the mob that stormed the Capitol when Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s presidential victory on Jan. 6, 2021, and faces 14 years in prison. He is pictured at right with an accomplice, both men flashing the white power symbol
Worrell was found guilty of pepper spraying police officers who disappeared before sentencing during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — prompting an FBI manhunt. He is seen in side profile in the brown jacket while holding up his hand.
Worrell has been under house arrest in Florida since his release from Washington prison in November 2021, less than a month after a judge settled his civil rights complaints about his treatment in prison.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth found that DC prison officials had failed to provide Worrell with adequate treatment for his non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a broken hand that may have required surgery.
Accordingly Associated Pressthe phone numbers of the 52-year-old and the woman named as his carer while he was under house arrest were non-functional.
US District Judge Royce Lamberth found that DC prison officials had failed to provide Worrell with adequate treatment for his non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a broken hand that may have required surgery
More than three dozen people charged with the Capitol siege have been identified by federal authorities as leaders, members or associates of the Proud Boys, whose members describe them as a politically incorrect men’s club for “Western chauvinists.”
Former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and three other members of the extremist group were convicted in May of seditious conspiracy.
In all, about 1,000 people were charged with federal crimes related to the insurgency.
More than 600 of them have pleaded guilty or were convicted after trials decided by a jury or judge.
About 600 were convicted, with more than half receiving prison sentences ranging from three days to 18 years.
Meanwhile, former US President Donald Trump has been charged with felonies for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the violent Capitol riot.
On Monday, Trump attacked the federal judge overseeing his Jan. 6 case, just days after she warned him not to make statements that could intimidate witnesses or compromise the “integrity” of the trial.
More than three dozen people charged with the Capitol siege have been identified by federal authorities as leaders, members or associates of the Proud Boys
The US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC urged the public to share information about his whereabouts
Judge Amy Chutkan issued repeated warnings to Trump during a hearing with his attorneys in Washington, DC last week, including citing his “conditions of release.”
Trump followed up early Monday, quoting the judge when she handed down a 15-month sentence to a woman who broke into the Senate room on Jan. 6.
Trump said the words came from “very partisan judge Tanya Chutkan, who angrily sentenced a J-6 in October 2022. She obviously wants me behind bars.’ VERY PRECLUDED & UNFAIR!.’
Trump posted a quote from Chutkan in all caps as she condemned Christine Priola, a school occupational therapist pleaded guilty Obstructing an official process – one of the allegations that Trump is also confronted with. He posted it around 1am on Monday.
“It was nothing more than an attempt to overthrow the government … by people who were upset that their husband lost,” Chutkan said.
“I see the videotapes. “I see the pictures of the flags and the signs that people were carrying, the hats they were wearing and the clothes,” the judge said in October.
“And the people who besieged the Capitol were there in allegiance, in loyalty to one man, not to the Constitution, of which most people who came before me seem woefully ignorant, not to the ideals of this county and not against the principles.” of democracy. It is blind loyalty to one person, which incidentally remains free to this day.”
Former President Donald Trump, seen Sunday at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on day three of the LIV Golf Invitational, stalked the federal judge overseeing his Jan. 6 case in Washington
Judge Chutkan admonished Christine Priola, who pleaded guilty to obstructing an official process after invading the Senate chamber on January 6, while also handing her a 15-month sentence
The judge also said she believes Priola is “sincere” in her regret. Ahead of the verdict, she wrote to the court, “I don’t like it when people break the law or take the law into their own hands.”
“I don’t want people out there to act like idiots.” I was one of those idiots. “I did great damage to others and it created a ripple effect that I could never undo.”
Trump’s move came despite the judge’s warnings, which were aimed more at comments that might disparage the jury or intimidate witnesses. She discussed Friday with Trump’s attorney, John Lauro, the wording in her order that governs materials prosecutors are required to share.
Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a protective order Friday governing Trump’s review of the evidence in the case
Ultimately, she decided to only apply it to “sensitive information” and not all transcripts and materials he might receive. She also imposed conditions on how he can see the documents, asking him to turn over his mobile phone and not view documents while he has access to a photocopier.
She also warned Trump’s lawyers that “seditious remarks” would result in a faster trial — something they appear to want to avoid.
Chutkan, a candidate appointed by Barack Obama, repeatedly warned Trump’s lawyers that he would make public statements. She said she understood he had First Amendment rights, but said his desire to respond to opponents must “give way” during a criminal trial.
This came as Lauro spoke to former Vice President Mike Pence, a possible witness in the case, who Trump publicly attacked after Pence said he was not authorized to send back certified votes, as Trump claims. Both men are seeking the GOP’s presidential nomination.
Trump has also duped special counsel Jack Smith, who is overseeing the case, after prosecutors reportedly obtained a search warrant to access his Twitter account.
“How dare the inferior prosecutor Jack Smith break into my former Twitter account without informing me and actually attempting to completely hide this atrocity from me,” Trump wrote.
“What he might find out that isn’t known yet.” Just like the early-morning raid on Mar-a-Lago! Why isn’t the DOJ cracking down on Crooked Joe Biden, the most corrupt (and incompetent!) President in US history?