Why did Jason King from Deadliest Catch Go To Jail? Tragic Life Explained

Jason King of Deadliest Catch
Jason King of Deadliest Catch

Jason King is a famous American former employee and cast member of the ‘Deadliest Catch,’ a reality television series. He had appeared in the reality show as a deckhand on the fishing vessel Cornelia Marie.

Why Did Jason King Go To Jail? Where Is He Now?

Jason King, from West Tennessee, was sentenced to 51 months in prison on 16th July 2019. He was guilty of possessing a firearm. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence.

Jason also received sentence enhancement for possessing over 14 pounds of marijuana.

As per the court reports, on 20th April 2019, officers along with Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant and arrest warrant at his residence.

Jason King jail
Deadliest Catch star, Jason King in jail.

During the search warrant, they found multiple bags of marijuana that totaled over 14 pounds hidden. Also, they found a fully loaded Smith & Wesson 38 caliber revolver in his kitchen drawer. As Jason also had a prior criminal history, he was sent to jail for a maximum time with guidelines range from offenses.

On 16th July 2019, the United States District Court Chief Judge Thomas Anderson sentenced him to 51 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

As of now, Jason is behind bars. Well, he is not the only Deadliest Catch to be in prison. Phil Harris’s son Jake Harris is in jail for DUI and possession of heroin with the aim of manufacture and distribution.

His Latest Social Media Update! Personal Life!

As Jason is currently in prison, there is nothing disclosed about his social media accounts. It seems like the former television personality is not active on any social media platforms.

Talking about personal updates, back in 2015, Jason popped out the question during an episode of the show. The name of his partner is Tana. They married each other after nearly three years of engagement.

As both Tana and Jason are not active in social media, it is now hard to know if the duo is still together even after those controversies or has separated.

Since then, the television star has not made any appearances on any shows as per IMDb.


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