Authorities are searching for a member of the far-right group Proud Boys after he disappeared days before his sentencing in a count of a January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Christopher Worrell, who lives in Naples, Fla., was due to be sentenced this week after being found guilty of pepper-spraying police officers during the Capitol riots, according to an arrest warrant filed Friday. Prosecutors are asking for a 14-year prison sentence Associated Press reports.
Court filings show Worrell’s conviction was vacated Friday and a sealed warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday. Washington DC prosecutors urged the public to share any information regarding his whereabouts. Worrell has been under house arrest since his release from a Washington DC prison in November 2021.
Prosecutors are also seeking decades in prison for the leaders of the Proud Boys – Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Joseph Biggs and Zachary Rehl – who were convicted in May of seditious conspiracy charges over their role in the Jan. 6 riots. A new court filing revealed. As CNN It was first reported that the government is seeking 33-year prison sentences for Tarrio and Biggs; 30 years for Rehl; 27 years for Nordean; and 20 for Dominic Pezzola, a non-leading member of the group but found not guilty of seditious conspiracy convicted of other crimes, including obstructing a congressional process and assaulting an official. US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly is scheduled to sentence the quintet on August 29.