Jacob Harris, a former star on the reality show “Deadliest Catch,” was arrested in Phoenix last week after the female companion he was traveling with reported that her car, keys and cash had been stolen, Phoenix police said.
Harris and the woman had been staying at a motel near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue, police said.
Police were called April 21 around 5 p.m. when the victim told police that the theft had occurred, police said. Less than 12 hours later, police received another call from the victim saying she had found Harris and her car at a convenience store, according to police.
The victim had called Harris, who told her where he was. She went to the Circle K at N 19th and Campbell avenues to confront him, at which point a fight broke out between them, police said.
Harris insisted to police that he had permission to drive the car, but the victim said that she never gave her consent, according to police.
When reaching into his pocket to show the officer that he did not have the car keys, a small baggie containing pills fell to the ground, police said.
Police suspected Harris was in possession of prescription drugs and crystal meth, officials said.
He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft, possession of dangerous drugs and illegal possession of prescription drugs, according to police.
Harris was released on his own recognizance after he was booked. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 5..
“Deadliest Catch,” which airs on Discovery Channel, chronicles the dangerous work of crews on Alaskan crab boats.
In 2010, Harris’ father, Phil Harris, died after suffering a stroke. An episode of “Deadliest Catch” captured Phil Harris’ last moments. Jacob Harris and his brother, Josh, who also starred on the show, released a book about their father in 2013.
Last fall, Jacob Harris was severely beaten and robbed by two people in Everett, Wash. They were later arrested, but Harris was hospitalized for a serious head injury.
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