‘I just wanna die’: NC man battling COVID-19 as sentencing looms for his role in Capitol riot
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.. - Samuel Corum/Getty Images North America/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal prosecutors want a North Carolina man to serve a month in prison for his role in U.S. Capitol riot. First, James “Les” Little has to kick COVID-19. The former truck driver from Claremont began showing flulike symptoms on Jan. 28 and tested positive for the virus shortly afterward, according to a court filing Friday from his federal public defender, Peter Adolf of Charlotte. Claremont is about 45 miles northwest of Charlotte, in Catawba County. Little, who public records show to be in his early 50s, last received medical treatment on Thursday, his attorney wrote. He’s ...