‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Reels in a Bench Warrant

by | April 22, 2010 at 12:28 PM | TV News

Jake Harris of 'Deadliest Catch' (Photo: Discovery)

Jake Harris of 'Deadliest Catch' (Photo: Discovery)

Deadliest Catch‘ star Jake Harris was a no-show at his pretrial hearing in King County, Washington on Wednesday, prompting a Seattle judge to issue a bench warrant with bail set at $500.

But the 24-year-old deckhand’s lawyer insists it was an innocent mix-up.

“Jake just made a mistake on his scheduling,” his lawyer Ed Ritter told People Magazine. “We are planning on going in tomorrow at 2.p.m to clear it all up. Jake was actually looking forward to court, but accidentally marked it down on this calendar on the wrong day.”

The young Harris was arrested in February after a joy ride in his BMW on Interstate 5 on the outskirts of downtown Seattle landed him in the slammer. Cops hauled Harris in on DUI suspicion, he was later cleared of those allegations, but he still faced charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.

The young angler has been reeling from the death of his father, the gruff and colorful Captain Phil Harris, who died of complications from a stroke on February 9, while filming the second half of Season 6 of the Emmy-award winning reality show ‘Deadliest Catch.’

A memorial to honor Phil Harris is planned in Seattle on April 30 during the second annual ‘Deadliest Catch’ fan festival, known as Catchcon.

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Ritter plans on attending court Thursday afternoon to “squash the warrant and apologize profusely to the judge.”

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