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Josh Waring, son of former ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ cast member, is arrested after reported assault

SANTA ANA — Josh Waring, the son of a former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” is in trouble with the law again, this time for allegedly punching a security guard at a hospital in Orange.

Waring, 35, who was previously convicted of a shooting in Costa Mesa, was arrested last Wednesday and booked on suspicion of punching a security guard in the chest at Chapman Global Medical Center, 2600 E. Chapman Ave., according to Lt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Department. Police were dispatched to the hospital regarding the assault about 5:45 a.m. while Waring was being escorted out of the medical center, McMullin said.

Waring was also wanted on a warrant for a post-release supervision violation, McMullin said. A post-release supervision revocation hearing had been scheduled in his case at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

Waring pleaded guilty in March 2020 to single counts of assault with a firearm and leading police on a chase, and two counts of assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, all felonies. He also admitted single misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run with property damage and battery.

Waring was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder, along with a sentencing enhancement alleging attempted premeditated murder, for the June 20, 2016, shooting of Daniel Lopez, then 35, outside a sober living home in Costa Mesa. Two other people escaped injury in the drive-by attack.

At the time of his plea deal, Waring was facing 65 years to life in prison, but instead he was sentenced to time served in jail awaiting trial.

Waring’s mother, television personality Lauri Waring Peterson of “Real Housewives,” told reporters following her son’s plea deal that he wanted to pursue a career in law.

Waring reached a $595,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit with the county in September of 2021. Waring alleged in the lawsuit that his phone calls while in custody were illegally recorded and that sheriff’s deputies set him up for an attack while in custody.

After the March 2020 plea deal, Waring was arrested multiple times on drug possession counts.

More recently, on Aug. 7, he tested positive for fentanyl, hydrocodone and methamphetamine and failed to have a GPS device placed on him as required by probation terms, officials said.

He last appeared in court Nov. 7 for a revocation hearing and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, according to court records. He was released Dec. 12, but he failed to report to his probation officer and a warrant was issued for Waring, who was considered a transient in the San Juan Capistrano area, in January.

Source: Orange County Register

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