Josh Waring: Former RHOC Star Claims He Didn't Shoot Anyone!

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Josh Waring thought he was facing seven charges related to a June shooting in Southern California.

Josh Waring and Lauri Peterson

It turns out that four more charges were added at an August 19th court hearing, and Waring fears he could be in jail for a very, very long time.

Initially, the charges included "three counts of attempted murder, three counts personal use of a firearm and once count of inflicting great bodily injury."

Now, Waring tells Radar Online, things have gone from bad to worse, with the new charges being "battery, hit and run with property damage, evading police/reckless driving, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer, and unlawful taking of a vehicle."

Josh Waring Mugshot

Earlier this month, Waring spoke to Radar from prison because he's unable to post $1 million bail.

Is Waring responsible for shooting Daniel Lopez?

“No, absolutely not," Waring insisted.

“I had a prior altercation that night,” he went, adding that he was high when the series of incidents occurred.

"I was using," he admitted.

“I was under the influence, and was chased off the property," he said, referring to the sober living facility where Lopez was shot.

“It was a mistake of bad timing,” he continued.

“Someone came back and shot up the house. Just because of the fact I had priors, I was arrested.”

In Waring's defense, the police report notes that authorities did not find a weapon in the car he stole, but that point could be moot.

“I have four other cases on top of this,” Waring told Radar.

“One is a trafficking sales case, in which I face a max of 22 years and four months. And for the attempted murder, a 45-year max. I am facing time, which is scary.”

Waring has a history of heavy drug use and brushes with the law.  His time on The Real Housewives of Orange County was mainly spent getting into trouble that his mother, Lauri Peterson would have to deal with.

It's not clear if and/or how often she visits her son in prison, but the former reality star has blown the whistle on Waring, 27, before.

In 2008, Peterson called the police after finding a bag of heroin in Waring's room.  That same year, she left the show.

As of right now, it's unclear when Waring will receive his sentence.

“I’m doing good. I’m all right.”

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