Two suspects have been arrested in the robbery and assault of “Deadliest Catch” star Jake Harris last week.
Police in Everett, Washington, said that the two arrests were made in Spokane, Washington, and will be booked on probable-cause charges for robbery.
The police did not identify the suspects in the attack and robbery, which landed Harris in the intensive-care unit.
Police responded to a call at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday saying that an injured man was on the side of the highway. Officers found Harris with injuries to the neck and head.
While police did not identify the victim as Harris, the Facebook account of Harris’ ship, the F/V Cornelia Marie, confirmed the arrests, writing, “Thank you to all the awesome messages and all the help from the fans and the police department for doing such a great job. Or family thanks everyone from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you again!!!”
According to police, Harris told them he had been at a casino in Marysville, Washington, and accepted a ride from a man and woman that he’d befriended the day before. Harris said that they made a stop, after which the male suspect sat behind him and began to assault him as they drove. Harris said he blacked out and woke up on the side of the highway, with his wallet and $2,400 in cash missing.
On Sunday, Harris’ brother Josh Harris informed fans of the attack in a Facebook live video, saying, “My brother was jumped last night, and some individuals decided to beat him pretty good.” He added that Jake suffered a cracked skull and “some brain trauma” during the attack.
The Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch” depicts the events aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab harvesting seasons.