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Joshua Tell Warner: "Deadliest Catch" Crewman Pleads Guilty to Oregon Bank Heists

Joshua Tell Warner (AP Photo, file)
EUGENE, Ore. (CBS/AP) Joshua Tell Warner, one of the crab boat deckhands who appeared on the reality show "Deadliest Catch," will be trading his waders for a prison jumpsuit after pleading guilty to three Oregon bank robbery charges.

The shackled 23-year-old fishermen was sentenced to nine years in prison and apologized to tellers who attended the hearing Wednesday in Lane County Circuit Court.

According to the Register-Guard, Warner robbed a Eugene bank in Oct. 2007, before he joined the crew of the Wizard. He went on to rob two other banks last year after his stint in Alaska.

Warner's lawyer, John Kolego, says his TV appearance led to his arrest.

Viewers who recognized Warner as a suspect in the robberies called police last fall, and a warrant was issued. He was arrested in a traffic stop in East Peoria, Ill.

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