2 Arrested in Assault of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 17, 2016 Updated: November 17, 2016

EVERETT, Wash.—Police say two people accused of beating a star of the hit reality TV series “Deadliest Catch” over the weekend have been arrested.

The Spokesman-Review reports 30-year-old Amanda Ritter and 29-year-old Jorel Fultz were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of robbing Jake Harris.

Everett Police Department says they received a report of a male victim of assault Saturday after Harris had been found alongside a road in Everett.

He reportedly told police that he and three others were in a car coming back from a casino when a man sitting behind him began to beat him.

Police say Harris told officers his wallet and $2,400 was missing.

Jake Harris and his family have been featured on the Discovery Channel show about fisherman in Alaska for many years.

Everett is about 30 miles north of Seattle.

Josh Harris, the brother of Jake Harris, posted a video on Facebook, addressing the situation. “They literally beat my brother, left him for dead, threw him out of a moving vehicle onto the side of the freeway,” he said. Jake had asked the public for help in finding the two assailants.

Josh Harris added that his brother was in intensive care unit, suffering from a “cracked skull” and brain trauma, KIRO reported.


Epoch Times contributed to this report.