What was the reason for Dog the Bounty Hunter’s imprisonment?
DUANE Lee Chapman, nicknamed Dog the Bounty Hunter, has been detained on multiple occasions, and here’s why.
Chapman, whose callous pursuit of Brian Laundrie has made national news in recent weeks, has even done time in Texas prison.
Chapman was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Jerry Oliver in Pampa, Texas, in 1976.
Dog was a teenage biker waiting in a car when his companion accidently shot and killed Oliver, a 69-year-old suspected pimp and drug dealer, when they were fighting over a cannabis sale.
Despite the fact that Dog had no direct involvement in the murder, he was tried for it under Texas law, which allows anyone involved indirectly in a killing to be held accountable.
He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years in the Texas State Penitentiary, a conviction that threw his entire life into disarray.
He is prohibited from ever having a firearm, for example, which is why he utilizes a taser when his coworkers brandish guns.
During his time in prison, he stopped a prison break-out by tackling an inmate on the ground and sparing him from being shot by guards.
After completing only a year and a half of his sentence, he was released and decided to pursue a career on the other side of the law.
When Dog was famously seeking Andrew Luster, who had escaped to Puerto Vallarta after being charged with many sexual assaults using the date-rape drug GHB, he was apprehended in Mexico.
Chapman tracked him down, but Mexican authorities halted him at the US/Mexico border because bounty hunting is banned in Mexico.
Dog paid the bond to get himself and his crew out of Mexican prison after being arrested in Mexico. They did, however, flee Mexico for the United States, rendering them fugitives.
Since his incarceration in 1976, Chapman has been hell-bent on doing the right thing.
“For most of my life, I have been misjudged, misrepresented, and misunderstood,” Dog says in his book, You Can Run but You Can’t Hide.
I’ve been attempting to be one of the good guys for the past twenty-seven years.
“Despite my efforts to be perceived as a decent and upright guy, I am still regarded as an ex-con, a criminal, and a murderer.” I’m a lot of things, including the ones I just mentioned. When you put it all together, you’ll see that I am Dog.” Chapman gained to prominence as the star of the A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter, which aired for eight seasons from 2004 and detailed his escapades pursuing down bail jumpers.
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