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Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Offender & Former Proud Boy Sentenced 10 Years in Federal Prison

Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Offender & Former Proud Boy Sentenced 10 Years in Federal Prison

Washington DC: One more ‘Capitol Riot’ offender received a prison sentence on Thursday. This time, the offended is 52-year-old Christopher Worrell. He was a member of Proud Boys, a militant political organization.

He vanished shortly before he was scheduled to be sentenced for his involvement in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. He was given a 10-year prison term on Thursday.

The first charge against Worrell was that of assaulting police officers on January 6 in the Capitol. He was found guilty on those counts; however, four days before his August 2023 sentencing, he disconnected his ankle monitor and absconded, sparking a six-week-long manhunt.

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Worrell was unconscious and carrying a wallet containing around $4,000 in cash, a bag containing new camping supplies, and night-vision goggles when the FBI captured him in September at his Naples, Florida, home.

Subsequently, Worrell disclosed to investigators that he had staged an opioid overdose to evade punishment. During Worrell’s purported five-day treatment, he was under tight scrutiny by the sheriff’s deputies in his hospital room.

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Worrell “plotted” his travel to D.C. with other Proud Boys, according to the authorities. He attacked Capitol Police officers engaged in combat with the crowd at the Capitol with pepper spray, which he had brought along along with other weapons like a shield.

Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court imposed a $2,000 fine, 36 months of supervised release, and a jail sentence.

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