‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Arrested

(TheProudRepublic.com) – Confirming that celebrities are not completely confined under law enforcement measures, police arrested again a cast member from Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” who faced allegations of violating probation.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department halted 40-year-old fisherman Erik James Brown, and the arrest log indicated that it occurred in the Stock Island area. However, the precise details of the alleged violations remain unclear.

As detailed on Wichrowski’s website, during James’ time on “Deadliest Catch,” he served as a crew member on the “Summer Bay” deep-sea vessel under Captain “Wild” Bill Wichrowski.

The News-Press reported that Brown was previously arrested in 2018 for allegedly operating an illegal marijuana growing operation out of his nearly $2 million Florida residence.

In addition to his accusations, Brown was arrested and charged with domestic abuse, battery as well as tampering with evidence, and marijuana-related offenses in 2020, according to KeysNews.com.

Brown assaulted his then-20-year-old girlfriend who jumped from a second-floor hotel balcony to escape. Soon after the police arrived, the victim said she had an argument with Brown that turned physical.

She also stated that Brown threw multiple items at her and pushed her to the floor multiple times which caused lacerations to her arm before choking her to the point she was fading in and out of consciousness.

As per his IMDb profile, Brown has been a member of Wild Bill’s Summer Bay crew for at least four years now. However, the fisherman has only been credited in three episodes of “Deadliest Catch.”

Brown made his first credited appearance on the dangerous reality series as a greenhorn, i.e., someone new to the fishing industry or the crew. He made his Discovery debut in the Season 15 episodes “Battle of Kings” and “Price of Punishment” in 2019.

“Deadliest Catch” offers a glimpse into the competition between different fishing boats in this challenging industry and it chronicles the lives of blue-collar workers engaged in Alaskan crab fishing.

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