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'Deadliest Catch' Capt. -- Memorialized in Crop Circles

8/15/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "Deadliest Catch" star Capt. Phil Harris -- who died in February -- has officially been honored with the corniest memorial ever ... a giant maze constructed in his likeness ... on a corn field.

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According to sources at Rutledge Corn Maze -- a company that builds a different corn maze on their property every year as an amusement attraction -- "The Captain Phil Harris Memorial Maze" was made to honor the late fisherman for his contributions to the local community.

The name of Phil's crab fishing vessel -- the Cornelia Marie -- is also immortalized in the Tumwater, Washington corn field.

According to the Rutledge website, the grand opening for the maze is scheduled for September 11 ... and Phil's two sons -- also on the Discovery Channel show -- are expected to be there.



'Deadliest Catch' Star Guilty of Bank Robberies

5/13/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One "Deadliest Catch" crew member won't be released back into the wild for 9 years -- because dude was just found guilty of robbing three banks in Oregon.

23-year-old Joshua Tell Warner -- who briefly worked on the F/V Wizard crab boat in 2009 -- pled guilty today in Oregon to three bank robbery charges. Warner admitted to robbing one bank before appearing on the show and two after.

Warner apologized to the numerous bank tellers who were present at his court appearance today -- where he was sentenced to nine years in prison.

And get this: Warner's lawyer says his appearance on "Catch" is was got him caught ... after viewers who recognized him as a suspect in the robberies tipped off police last fall.

'Deadliest Catch' Kid -- On the Road Again

5/9/2010 4:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0219_jake_harris_ex_myspace.jpgJake Harris -- one of the stars of "Deadliest Catch" -- was back in court Friday to deal with his reckless driving case when he got a pleasant surprise ... dude got his license back.

As we previously reported, Jake had to deal with all sorts of legal drama after he was arrested back in February on suspicion of DUI, hit-and-run, reckless driving, and driving on a suspended license.

But after the DUI and hit-and-run charges were thrown out due to lack of evidence ... a judge found no cause to keep Jake out of the driver's seat.

Jake will be back in court to deal with his remaining charges on June 3.


'Wanted' Deadliest Catch Star -- Oops, My Bad

4/22/2010 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Wanted' Deadliest Catch Star He's a hell of a fisherman, but it seems "Deadliest Catch" star Jake Harris is a fish out of water when it comes to organizing his calendar -- and that's why he's a wanted man.

After a judge in King County, Washington issued a bench warrant for Jake's arrest yesterday -- for no-showing at his reckless driving pre-trial -- Harris' lawyer told TMZ that his client simply screwed up the date.

Attorney Ed Ritter tells us Jake was actually looking forward to court, but accidentally marked it down on his calendar on the wrong day. Ritter claims Jake plans on attending court later today to "squash the warrant and apologize profusely to the judge."

As we previously reported, Harris was arrested back in February over an allegedly dangerous late night joy ride.

UPDATE 3:18 PM PT: Ritter tells TMZ Jake showed up to court today and apologized to the judge. We're told the warrant was released and a new pretrial date was set.

Warrant Issued for 'Deadliest Catch' Star

4/21/2010 5:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Warrant Issued for 'Deadliest Catch' StarJake Harris -- one of the stars of "Deadliest Catch" -- is officially a wanted man after blowing off a critical court appearance in his reckless driving case today.

TMZ has learned a judge in King County, Washington issued a bench warrant for the 24-year-old after he failed to appear for his pretrial hearing today.

Jake -- the youngest son of the late Captain Phil Harris -- was arrested back in February after allegedly driving recklessly and causing a late-night car crash.

In addition to reckless driving, Jake was originally charged with DUI and hit-and-run -- but those two charges were eventually dropped.

Calls to Jake's reps have not yet been returned.

'Deadliest Catch' Stars -- The Private Premiere

4/15/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The people behind "Deadliest Catch" threw a special season premiere party for the family of the late Captain Phil Harris this week -- a party that featured an emotional tribute to the reality TV star.



TMZ has learned the show's creator Thom Beers hosted the private event at his home for an intimate group that included Phil's sons, Jake and Josh.

We're told the screening was "boisterous and tearful" -- and at one point, the group raised their glasses in a special toast to Phil's memory.

We're told a special public tribute is being planned for April 30th in Seattle.

 

'Deadliest Catch' Star Dodges Bullets

3/17/2010 4:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Deadliest Catch" star Jake Harris -- arrested last month for DUI, hit-and-run and much, much more -- had his DUI case dropped yesterday ... which is what normally happens when you blow a .00.


And it gets better for Jake ... even though he admitted to having a prescription for Xanax -- cops had no evidence he was driving under the influence of the med.

And there's more good news for Mr. Harris. Although an imprint of what looks like Jake's license plate was found on the car he allegedly hit ... he wasn't charged with hit-and-run because witnesses couldn't place him behind the wheel.

Jake was charged with driving on a suspended license and reckless driving. He's due back in court on March 26.

'Deadliest Catch' Star Busted for DUI

2/19/2010 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

'Deadliest Catch' Star Jake HarrisTMZ has learned "Deadliest Catch" star Jake Harris is currently behind bars -- after cops say the 24-year-old got into a car crash while intoxicated late last night.

Washington State troopers have confirmed that Jake -- whose father Captain Phil Harris passed away earlier this month -- was arrested in Seattle on suspicion of DUI, hit and run, and driving with a suspended license ... all three misdemeanors.

Jake was taken to a nearby jail, where he was booked.

Bail was set at $1,500.

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