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2 arrested in assault of ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Jake Harris

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Authorities in Washington state said Tuesday that two people accused of beating one of the stars of the TV series “Deadliest Catch” over the weekend were arrested.

The Spokesman-Review reported that Amanda Ritter, 30, and Jorel Fultz, 29, were arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of robbing Jake Harris.

Everett police said they received a report of a male victim of assault Saturday after Harris had been found on the side of the 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.

His brother Josh Harris said that Jake was severely beaten and suffered a cracked skull.

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“He’s pretty messed up,” Josh Harris said in an additional video posted to Facebook on Monday. “Hopefully, one day, we’ll get him back fishing again.”

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

In 2010, Jake and Josh Harris’ father, Phil Harris, died after suffering a stroke. An episode of “Deadliest Catch” captured Phil Harris’ last moments. The brothers released a book about their father in 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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2 arrested in assault of ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Jake Harris

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