Deadliest Catch’s Jake Harris Becomes Police’s Prey After Bailing on Hearing

By: Regan Stephens / April 21, 2010

This hasn’t been an easy year for Deadliest Catch star Jake Harris. First his father, DC’s “Captain” Phil Harris, died of an aneurysm after suffering a stroke at the age of 53 in February. A week later, a grieving younger Harris was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run charges.

And now Harris has apparently become a fugitive from the law, after failing to appear at a preliminary hearing in his DUI case.

A Seattle judge has issued a warrant for the 24-year-old Harris, following his no-show for the hearing on Wednesday morning. According to prosecutor’s spokesman Dan Donohoe,

“He failed to appear, and he court issued a bench warrant with a $500 bail.”

Harris’ whereabouts are unknown, and his rep could not be reached for comment. Currently he’s facing charges of reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, after prosecutors dropped the DUI and hit-and-run charges due to lack of evidence.

Maybe he’s busy offering Heather Locklear advice after her arrest this weekend?