EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a man who appeared in the Discovery Channel show "Deadliest Catch" is wanted for three bank robberies in Oregon and has been arrested in Illinois.
Police in East Peoria, Ill., say they arrested 23-year-old Joshua Tel Warner early Thursday on the Oregon bank robbery warrant after a vehicle he was riding in was pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
He was being held on $30,000 bail in the Tazewell County Jail. Police in Eugene, Ore., say he is the same Josh Warner who appeared as a greenhorn deckhand on the king crab fishing boat Wizard in the "Deadliest Catch" earlier this year.
The television reality show depicts the crab fishing industry in the treacherous Bering Sea near Alaska.
The warrant charges Warner with one bank robbery in 2007 and two in 2009.
Let me put one thing out there before I comment Further. Do NOT trash Talk the "Wizard" or the Crew on here. Captain Keith is one of the Best out there and is certainly not responsible in ANY way for the actions of his crew, or in this case FORMER CREW. Yes one of the Robberies was in 2007 but the Police did not even have Josh as a Suspect until the latest one. Keith and Monte Treat their Crews better than MANY other boats, and with Keith going after all the "Quota" he can they ALWAYS leave with PLenty of Money in their pockets.
To say I was Flabbergasted at this news is an Understatement. I "Hung Out" with Josh and Lynn last year for two days. It was after the Wizard was forced back into Harbor after getting hit with that "Rogue Wave" Here are two shots of the Wizard heading out on that fateful trip.
It sucked not being able to share that with you all at the time, but Keith asked me personally not to and it really was his and his crew's story to tell. When they got back in we all ended up Down at the Unisea where I got to meet up with Freddie from the Cornelia Marie (Which was still in Drydock).
Freddie and Lynn spent most of the night talking. I think it was good for Lynn to get another experienced Fisherman's perspective...........
.........And OF COURSE Vanessa is there as a Mother Figure to all the Guys.
I still Can't believe I had "Yeager Bombs" (One is right in front of Josh) with a Bank Robber!!
Josh, You are an idiot!!! Still though, Stay safe, and I really hope you are just an accomplace or something. Moron!!
Tired Today. Will post Pictures of New Years Tomorrow.