WESTMINSTER (CBSLA) – The son of a former “Real Housewives of OC” member, who was convicted of a shooting in Costa Mesa and last year was declared a refugee in two drug cases, was back behind bars on Tuesday.
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Josh Waring, 33, was arrested Jan. 10 and detained without bail, according to Orange County Jail records. He was due to appear in court on Friday at the West Justice Center in Westminster.
An arrest warrant was issued for Waring’s arrest in September when he did not appear for a court hearing. Waring may risk more time behind bars to violate the terms of its probation.
Waring was arrested in June 2020 in Huntington Beach and was charged in September with possession of a controlled substance – fentanyl – and drug equipment and for falsely representing himself to an officer, all offenses.
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Waring was arrested again on May 8, 2021, at Ridge Route Drive and Overlake in Lake Forest, when deputies pulled the driver of a rental car stolen from John Wayne Airport, according to Orange County Sheriff Sgt. Todd Hylton.
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Waring, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was charged with possession of fetanyl and methamphetamine and drug equipment found in the car’s glove compartment, Hylton said.
Waring pleaded guilty in March 2020 to isolated cases of assault with a firearm and leading police on a hunt, and two cases of violence with force likely to result in major bodily harm, all crimes. He also admitted a single offense of hit-and-run with property damage and battery.
Waring also solved a separate case and pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine for sale and false personification, both crimes.
Waring was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder, along with an enhancement of the sentencing alleged attempted murder, for the shooting on June 20, 2016 by Daniel Lopez, then 35, outside a home in Costa Mesa. Two other people escaped injury in the drive-by attack.
At the time of his appeal, Waring was facing 65 years in prison for life, but instead was sentenced to time in prison pending trial.
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Waring’s mother, Lauri Waring Peterson, told reporters after her son’s prayer agreement last year that he wanted to pursue a career as a lawyer.