Christopher Worrell Wiki – Arrested
According to the FBI, a Collier County man was arrested on charges related to the Capitol riot.
An FBI spokesperson said that Christopher Worrell was arrested on Friday. Its address is listed as Stanhope Circle in the Maplewood community.
FBI investigators said they received a report on January 13 that Worrell was traveling to Washington DC to participate in the Capitol Riots on January 6. The messenger claimed that they had met Worrell’s girlfriend and knew he was a Proud Boy.
The FBI confirmed that they spoke to Worrell at his home on January 18. He was alarmed and upset that he was at the FBI’s home, but admitted that he was in the Capitol on January 6, but refused to enter the building or commit a crime. After speaking to Worrell, FBI officials said they knew him in photographs from the Capitol riots and that he was seen with other people believed to be Proud Boy members. In the photos, he can also be seen wearing a Proud Boy patch on his tactical vest.
According to the FBI, it was photographed about 10 feet away from a black statue that could be seen by U.S. Capitol and Metropolitan police officers trying to control the crowd.
According to FBI researchers, Worrell was seen spraying pepper on the spot where law enforcement agencies were seen. Authorities believe he targeted the officers seen in the photographs, as rebels sprayed tear gas on law enforcement officers many times in this location and Worrell was seen spraying. FBI investigators said they found a YouTube video that appears to belong to a Turkish public broadcaster. Worrell was interviewed and the video revealed he was a Proud Boy member. FBI officials said the video was shot in Naples and was seen talking to the leader of the Proud Boy.
Worrell was detained for knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or on grounds that do not have legal authority, with the intention of obstructing or disrupting the regular conduct of Government affairs or official duties, and for inflicting physical violence on any person or property on any restricted building or ground.