Warrant of arrest out for Deadliest Catch star

Jake and Josh Harris. (Getty Images)
Jake and Josh Harris. (Getty Images)

Phoenix — A court hearing is scheduled for Friday over an arrest warrant for a former reality television star accused of vehicle theft and drug possession in Phoenix.

Jake Harris, who used to be on the Discovery channel's Deadliest Catch series about crab fishermen in Alaska, was arrested 22 April after Phoenix police say he was in possession of Xanax pills and crystal meth.

The 31-year-old Harris also was accused of taking the vehicle of a female companion without her permission.

Harris missed his scheduled preliminary hearing last Friday, resulting in a bench warrant being issued for his arrest.

Harris' public defender, Joshua Bowland, said on Tuesday his client's upcoming court appearance should quash the arrest warrant and then set other dates for the case.

Bowland declined to discuss why Harris missed last week's hearing.

See Jake in the Deadliest Catch here: