Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Waring Charged With Felony Possession Of Controlled Substance


Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Peterson’s son Josh Waring has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance while behind bars.

Waring, who is currently in jail awaiting trial for his attempted murder case, was charged on November 3rd, 2016. If convicted for the felony charge, he could be sentenced to more years in prison.

Josh has been in jail since June 20 when he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a shooting in Costa Mesa. He has been accused of shooting Daniel Lopez, 35, in the lower torso. Reports claim Waring was involved in a confrontation earlier that day with one of the residents. He allegedly returned later and shot Lopez, who was hospitalized for the injuries. Waring reportedly fled and stole a BMW SUV before police arrived to the scene of the crime.

Waring was found when a helicopter spotted the stolen vehicle. He was involved in a car chase with police when he refused to pull over. After a short standoff with police, he surrendered. Although the gun was not found in the car, police found evidence in the stolen vehicle connecting him to the shooting.

He was booked in Orange County Jail on three counts of suspicion of attempted murder, assault and battery, felony evading police, vehicle theft, and hit-and-run.

The criminal complaint revealed Waring will face a harsher sentencing for personal use of a firearm and inflicting great bodily injury, RadarOnline is reporting.

Josh’s bail was set at $1 million dollars. In July, Waring pled not guilty to the three counts of attempted murder.

In October, Lopez filed a civil lawsuit against Waring. He claims Waring came to the sober living facility on June 19th, 2016 to drop off a cell phone that belonged to one of the people living in the home.

Waring returned around 2:30 am and began making noise outside the home by honking his horn. When members of the facility told him to leave, he sped off, made a U-turn and drove back shooting and striking Lopez.

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