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September 26, 2023

FBI looks for Proud Boy after the Jan. 6 convict missed his sentencing

The FBI is looking for a Proud Boy member who failed to appear in court for his sentencing in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Elijah Martinez, 35, of San Antonio is accused of participating in the attack and was scheduled to be sentenced by a federal judge in Washington on April 14. A warrant has been issued for Martinez's arrest and the FBI is asking for any information regarding his whereabouts. Martinez was part of the Proud Boys, a far-right, pro-Trump organization. He was one of several members who pleaded guilty to federal charges for their role in the Capitol riots on January 6. Martinez was seen on video wielding a baton, hitting law enforcement officers and attempting to break into the Capitol. He was initially charged with seven federal counts including assaulting officers with a dangerous weapon and other charges related to the siege. The FBI strongly urges anyone with information regarding Martinez's whereabouts to contact authorities. The agency is asking anyone with tips to call their local FBI office or the U.S. Capitol Police Tip Line.