Collier County man arrested on Capitol riot charges

Reporter: Gina Tomlinson
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The FBI said it executed a search and arrest warrant on Stanhope Circle in Collier County for a man investigators say was involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

According to the FBI, Christopher Worrell faces charges related to the Capitol violence.

LINK: Search Capitol Breach Cases from the Dept. of Justice

“Everyone is just shocked. Just shocked,” neighbor Lynn Elias said. “Because we never had anything like this in the neighborhood go on. This was a little too much when you see FBI and SWAT teams”

It was a startling morning for Elias and other neighbors when FBI investigators barricaded their street to raid a home.

“They were taking duffel bags out,” Elias said.

Law enforcement brought in armed men with helmets and a tanker truck.

“Whole outfits on like military and it was crazy,” Elias said. “There was like six or seven, the big black vehicles that follow like on [the Criminal Minds TV series] … They busted down the front door.”

Neighbors say Worrell lives in the neighborhood with his girlfriend. We reached out to her, but she did not return our calls.

“Very nice, quiet gentleman,” Elias said. “Wouldn’t know anything. Goes to work, comes home.”

“He should be arrested,” Donald McCutcheon said. “You don’t know if he was going to break a window or get in. You don’t know what he’s going to do.”

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