The SON of The Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson was arrested on drug charges following a routine traffic stop on January 10, 2022.
The arrest of Peterson’s son, Josh Waring, comes less than a year after he was arrested for driving a rental car that was reportedly stolen from John Wayne Airport.
Who is Josh Waring?
Josh Waring, 33, is the son of famed reality TV star Lauri Peterson, who first appeared on the first season of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
She continued to appear on the reality show for four seasons but decided to take a step back when Waring was arrested in 2008.
“It was not something I took lightly,” she said. Orange County Register in 2008.
She added: “We discussed it. It took me weeks to figure it out. It wasn’t a rash decision. [my son] Josh was out of jail, I just really needed privacy. It had to be as personal as possible.”
Waring has a daughter, Kennady, who was born in 2012 and was subsequently adopted by Peterson when she was three.
She said that Peterson and her husband adopted Kennady in 2015 due to personal issues between her son and his girlfriend. daily meal at that time.
“As most viewers know, I have a son and he had a lot of problems. And he and his wife had a baby almost three years ago,” Peterson said.
“He really struggles and, well, they both really struggle. [my husband] George and I decided to help and we actually adopted Kennady and that’s why we’re raising her.”
She continued by saying, “Here is this beautiful child. I was there at her birth, I connected and bonded, and I never knew it would go in that direction.”
What is he accused of?
Waring was arrested in January 2022 after a police officer recognized him in the passenger seat of a car.
The officer had the right to search the car because Waring was in the system and was reportedly on parole.
TMZ reported that a police officer allegedly found fentanyl and methamphetamine on Waring’s lap before he allegedly tried to brush them to the floor of the car.
He was taken to jail and charged with felony possession, selling fentanyl, and misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine.
What other accusations has Josh Waring faced?
Waring’s arrest in January was the latest in a string of incidents in which he faced jail time and parole.
He was arrested and sentenced to 65 years in prison in 2016 for shooting a man outside a sober house in Costa Mesa, California.
It was Daniel Lopez, 35, who was shot in the lower torso but survived.
Waring, aged 27 at the time, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, felony evasion, hit and run, assault and battery.
He was identified by witnesses and his bail was set at $1 million.
Waring told Daily Pilot in 2017: “I’m not nervous because I’m innocent. I didn’t do it.”
After his arrest in 2016, Waring spent four years in prison awaiting trial, but entered into a plea deal in March 2020.
He pleaded guilty to counts of assault with a firearm, evading a peace officer, two counts of assault, assault with property damage, and battery.
The plea deal resulted in a sentence of seven years and four months in prison, including the four years he spent awaiting trial.
Peterson broke her silence two years after Waring’s arrest in 2016 and tweeted: “After nearly two years of silence regarding my son’s arrest, I’m about to start laying out the facts of his case and how easy it is to be false. accused!”
Waring was released on parole in March 2020, according to his lawyer Joel Garson. People“He faced a sentence of 65 years to life in prison, and today’s release will be the beginning of a new life for him.”
After his release, Waring was charged with three offenses – possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and making false statements to police in June 2020.
He was arrested again in May 2021 when he was caught driving a rental car that was reportedly stolen from John Wayne Airport.