FBI searching for East Naples man convicted for Jan. 6 insurrection

Reporter: Amy Galo Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Capitol riot suspect Christopher Worrell of Collier County. Credit: Shared with WINK News.

The FBI is still searching for an East Naples man convicted of the Capital insurrection on January 6, 2021.

The sentencing for Christopher Worrell, 52, had been scheduled for Friday, but now it will be rescheduled.

The Department of Justice asked the judge to sentence Worrell to 14 years in prison.

He was under house arrest since his release from custody in 2021 and now has somehow disappeared.

“The longer you’re gone, the worse off it is for you, so the sooner you avail yourself of the court, the better,” said Jill Prenger, a criminal defense attorney.

Christopher Worrell seen using pepper spray at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Credit: WINK News

The department argues that Worrell assaulted officers with a deadly and dangerous weapon. He also lied to the FBI repeatedly and made vague threats toward witnesses.

According to Prenger, Worrell’s actions show, “disrespect to the court and to the state.”

“It is possible if there is still more room on the higher end of the guidelines that the government might request more time or that the judge his or herself could actually increase the sentence that was in need initially sought by the government,” Prenger said.

The FBI is seeking information on Worrell’s whereabouts. Contact them here if you possess any knowledge of Worrell’s location.

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