Josh Waring, son of former ‘Real Housewives Of OC’ star, Back Behind Bars – CBS Los Angeles

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.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – MARCH 6: Josh Waring listens in a Supreme Court hearing in Santa Ana, California on Friday, March 6, 2020. Waring, son of former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson, stated guilty of charges related to the shooting of a man outside a sober residential home in 2016. He was released from prison for serving time. (Photo by Paul Bersebach / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register via Getty Images)

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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.

SANTA ANA, CA – AUGUST 23: Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Lauri Peterson speaks to the media about her son, Joshua Waring, after a hearing on recorded client / lawyer calls in Santa Ana, CA, Thursday, August 23 August, 2018. Joshua Waring seeks to have a judge dismiss the charges of attempted murder against him because police recorded his jail phone call while he was legally representing himself. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen / Digital First Media / Orange County Register via Getty Images)

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.


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