Former 'Deadliest Catch' Star Arrested for Car Theft, Drug Possession

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Jacob Harris was released Monday after his initial court appearance and faces a May 5 status conference.

A former reality TV star who appeared on Discovery channel's Deadliest Catch has been arrested in Phoenix for alleged vehicle theft and drug possession.

Phoenix police say 31-year-old Jacob Harris was released on his own recognizance Monday after his initial court appearance. He faces a May 5 status conference.

According to court documents, Harris traveled from Washington state to Arizona with a female companion and was staying at a Phoenix hotel.

The unidentified woman called police Saturday to say Harris took her vehicle without her permission while she slept.

Harris was found at a gas station and told police he was getting breakfast for himself and the woman.

Police say a baggie of Xanax pills fell out of his pocket, and Harris also had crystal methamphetamine in his possession.