Duane Chapman
American bounty hunter
Duane Chapman
Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman, Sr. is an American bounty hunter and a former bail bondsman. He is the epitome of white trash. He had starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show was cancelled in 2012 after 8 seasons.
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Enemy at the Gates: Asian Carp Breeding in Great Lakes Watershed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Fifty years ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service imported a species of Asian carp to Arkansas as part of an initiative to control aquatic plants in reservoirs and fish farms. The foreign fish performed well, and managers in other states adopted the strategy. Unfortunately, an accidental release in 1966 set the invaders loose in the Mississippi River, and they've been eating their way north ever since. Today, four species of Asian carp dominate the Mississippi and its tributaries--outcompeting local species for food, disrupting the ecological balance, and even injuring boaters by launching themselves into the air like slippery torpedoes. So it's decidedly bad news that scientists say at least one species, the grass carp, has now successfully reproduced in the Great Lakes watershed for the first time. For starters, if grass carp can breed close to or within Lake Erie, its three cousins probably can, too. "Grass carp are a lot less threatening than the bi ...
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Asian Carp Species Have Officially Reproduced Within Great Lakes Watershed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists said Monday they have for the first time documented that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish. An analysis of four grass carp captured last year in Ohio's Sandusky River, a tributary of Lake Erie, found they had spent their entire lives there and were not introduced through means such as stocking, according to researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey and Bowling Green State University. Grass carp are among four species imported from Asia decades ago to control algae and unwanted plants in controlled settings such as sewage treatment lagoons. They escaped into the wild and have spread into the Mississippi and other rivers and lakes across the nation's heartland. Of greatest concern in the Great Lakes region are bighead and silver carp, prolific breeders that gobbl ...
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Bad News About Potential Great Lakes Invaders
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Asian carp are reproducing in more places and under more varied conditions than experts had believed they could, yet another reason to worry about the greedy invader's potential to infest waterways and crowd out native species, scientists said Tuesday. Several varieties of carp imported from Asia have migrated steadily northward in the Mississippi River and its tributaries since escaping from Southern fish farms and sewage treatment ponds in the 1970s. They've been spotted in more than two dozen states. Bighead and silver carp gobble enormous volumes of plankton, a crucial link in the aquatic food chain, while silver carp sometimes collide with boaters by hurtling from the water when startled. Research based largely on data from their homeland has indicated the carp can spawn successfully only under the right circumstances, including temperatures of about 70 degrees and long stretches of continuously flowing water where fertilized eggs can ...
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ArtsBeat: A&E Cancels 'Dog the Bounty Hunter'
NYTimes - almost 5 years
A&E's long-running reality series about Duane Chapman, better known by the nom de bondsman Dog, will end its run after eight seasons and more than 240 episodes.
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In Vt., Irene flooding dispersed invasive Japanese knotweed; Midwest floods moved Asian carp
Fox News - almost 5 years
Last year's hurricanes and flooding not only engulfed homes and carried away roads and bridges in hard-hit areas of the country, it dispersed aggressive invasive species as well. In Vermont, the floodwaters from Tropical Storm Irene and work afterward to dredge rivers and remove debris spread fragments of Japanese knotweed, a plant that threatens to take over flood plains wiped clean by the August storm. The overflowing Missouri and Mississippi rivers last year launched Asian carp into lakes and oxbows where the fish had not been seen before, from Iowa to the Iowa Great Lakes. Flooding also increased the population along the Missouri River of purple loosestrife, a plant that suppresses native plants and alters wetlands. "It's quite an extensive problem around the country and it's spreading," said Linda Nelson, aquatic invasive species expert with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The agency's budget for controlling invasive aquatic plants ha ...
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Robert De Niro Talks MIDNIGHT RUN Sequel
Boom Tron - almost 5 years
Midnight Run, the 1988 action/comedy starring Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, and John Ashton, is a fairly underrated film.  That’s nothing new.  But talks of a sequel with De Niro will hopefully not only raise the profile of this classic, but of the public perception of bounty hunting as well. Allow me to expand on that.  A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn more about the modern state of this profession.  So like any good boy, I began at my local public library.  I entered a search in the fully digitized ye olde card catalog, and those of you paying attention have likely already guessed what I found: nothing but books written by Duane Chapman, the be-mulleted star of the hit reality show, Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Whatever my personal feelings about Dog’s show or haircut, I don’t think I’m too out of line when I say what that guy does for a living is not exactly “reality.”  Perhaps once upon a time, he was a 9-to-5 sorta fugitive recovery agent, but by the time anybody woul ...
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Glenville State Prepares for New School Year - State Journal
Google News - over 5 years
GLENVILLE -- Duane Chapman, vice president of enrollment for Glenville State College, has been working all year to get to this week. "It's exciting, stressful and a relief also," he said. "With the recruitment cycle, you're recruiting
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Fugitive Shorewood Police Blotter - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The way the Shorewood cops have been rounding up wanted men and women, we're starting to wonder if they put Duane Chapman on the payroll. By Joseph Hosey No one gets away from Dog the Bounty Hunter — or from the Shorewood police!
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Asian carp: perhaps not so threatening to the Great Lakes after all? - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
When Lam talked with Asian carp expert Duane Chapman of the USGS to verify these claims, Chapman feared it referred back to a statement taken out of context from an informative lecture he gave on Asian carp. According to Chapman, on one of his research
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Fishing for an Asian Carp Needle in a Haystack - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
These agencies should know better, though, because both Government experts (such as Duane Chapman of USGS) and outside experts (such as University of Notre Dame Professor David Lodge) have said that the conventional monitoring techniques are unlikely
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Letters: We don't need Asian carp jobs - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Chapman, a leading Asian carp expert with the US Geological Survey, said the government was reluctant because “it's dangerous to support industries built around invasive species." He's very right there. For the jobs to continue, they have to have
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Oxygen-free zone could be carp barrier - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Chapman, a carp expert with the US Geological Survey, said the plan has problems. A heavy rain, for example, would dilute sewage in the canal, allowing oxygen levels to rise. The carp, descended from fugitives from fish farms, have spread rapidly
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Missouri River flooding is taking a toll on outdoor recreation - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
“The Asian carp love these conditions,” said Duane Chapman, a fisheries biologist for the US Geological Survey. “They have their best (spawning) years in high water.” •The managers of famous wetlands along the Missouri, such as Squaw Creek National
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On the Capitol: Redrawing the maps and paging Boba Fett - Madison.com
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter. Everyone in that Jennifer Aniston movie, "The Bounty Hunter." Now, some 32 years after they were banned, for-profit bail bondsmen could be coming back to Wisconsin after the provision was quietly added to Gov
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Front and Center: Grafton looks to waterways for future - WBEZ
Google News - over 5 years
But those fishermen will soon be unhappy to learn that these latest floods are stocking the waterways with a new, unwanted population: Asian carp. A geological survey biologist, Duane Chapman, told the local paper that the carp may have been dispersed
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Basketball: Williams, former Permian teammates can't wait for Juneteenth event - Odessa American
Google News - over 5 years
Cory Cobb was like 6'9", Duane Chapman was about 6'6", I fit in at about 6'3", and we had some pretty good players.” Players like the shooting guard, EJ Miller, a silky-smooth scorer nicknamed Stretch. Miller, a senior, led the Panthers in scoring that
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Recent Mississippi Floods Disperse Asian Carp To New Areas - GreenAnswers
Google News - over 5 years
US Geological Survey biologist Duane Chapman believes there is a good chance Asian carp have reached areas previously uninhabited by these fish. Says Chapman, “We may now be finding them in lakes, ponds, bayous, anywhere the river water went
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Duane Chapman
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 60
    In April 2013, Chapman's new television show, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, debuted on CMT.
    More Details Hide Details The show features Chapman, his wife Beth, and their son Leland going across the country giving bail bondsmen businesses advice and assisting them with bounties. The show's pilot episode featured Chapman and Leland working together for the first time since the split in 2012.
    He then starred in the reality television program Dog and Beth: On the Hunt which aired from April 21, 2013 to August 22, 2015.
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  • 2012
    Age 59
    He starred in a weekly reality television program called Dog the Bounty Hunter, which ran for 8 seasons until 2012.
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  • 2008
    Age 55
    On February 19, 2008, A&E announced that Chapman's TV show would return to production.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman's first child, Christopher Michael Hecht, is from a teenage relationship with Debbie White. Chapman was not aware of the child's existence, and Christopher was adopted after White's suicide. Upon reaching adulthood, Christopher was reunited with his father when his grandmother contacted Chapman to tell him he had a grown son.
  • 2007
    Age 54
    On October 31, 2007, Chapman issued a public apology.
    More Details Hide Details But on November 2, 2007, A&E announced it was removing the show from their schedule "for the foreseeable future." On December 21, 2007, Roy Innis, the chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality and a member of the National Rifle Association's governing board, one of the first to call the A&E network to have the show taken off the air met with Alicia Colon of the New York Sun and Chapman. Later Innis said, "After meeting with him and his wife, Beth, and hearing his side of the story, we realized that the controversy had unjustly spiraled out of control without context. Duane has taken ownership of the damage of his words and has taken on the responsibility of being a racial healer for our country... I have been with this man several times and had extensive dialogues with him. I consider him and his wife good friends. Duane is a changed man and has a higher purpose. Popular television is a wasteland of meaningless titillation and degradation. The Dog's potential to take his celebrity and turn it into something redeeming for our culture and society is immense. It is for these reasons that we want his television show back on the air."
    In early October 2007, Chapman gained negative public attention after a private phone conversation between him and his son, Tucker, was leaked to the media.
    More Details Hide Details The conversation was about the relationship his son was having with an African-American girl. Chapman was heard to be angry and used the word "nigger" in the recording. Once the tape was made public, A&E announced it was suspending production of Chapman's TV series pending an investigation.
    Chapman released his autobiography, You Can Run But You Can't Hide in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The book debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. His second book, Where Mercy Is Shown, Mercy Is Given was published in 2010.
    Honolulu news outlet KHNL reported on August 1, 2007 that the arrest warrant issued for Chapman and his associates might be invalidated, as a Mexican court had found that the statute of limitations regarding the arrest had expired.
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  • 2006
    Age 53
    On September 29, 2006, Chapman received permission to have the electronic monitoring device removed temporarily so that he could travel to the East Coast for previously planned appearances. 'Dog' Chapman released from ankle bracelet, USATODAY, September 29, 2006 9:43am ET On August 2, 2007, the First Criminal Court in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, dismissed all criminal charges pending against Duane, Leland and Tim Chapman on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired.
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    Subsequently on October 20, 2006, lawyers for Chapman said that the Mexican federal court had granted them an order that halted the criminal case against the bounty hunter until further evidence and witness testimony were gathered.
    More Details Hide Details A court hearing was held on December 23, 2006. The original hearing was postponed because a report from a lower court was not yet received. The court heard both sides of the story, and then decided to recess. Then court proceedings started on January 16, 2007 and the court had up to Tuesday, February 6, 2007 but the deadline was extended. On February 16, 2007, a Mexican Federal court ruled that there was no reason not to try him on the charge of deprivation of liberty in Mexico. In response, on February 23, Hawaii State Representatives Gene Ward, Karen Awana, Rida Cabanilla, Lynn Finnegan, Barbara Marumoto, Colleen Meyer, Kymberly Pine, Joe Bertram, Ken Ito, Marylin Lee, and John Mizuno introduced 'House Concurrent Resolution 50', "Requesting the President of Mexico and the Second District Court of Guadalajara to drop extradition charges against TV Bounty Hunter, Duane 'Dog' Chapman". The resolution was passed by the International Affairs committee on March 7.
    On October 11, 2006, reports surfaced of an open letter dated September 26, 2006, sent on Chapman's behalf by 29 Republican Congressmen to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    More Details Hide Details The letter stated the authors' opposition to Chapman's extradition and requested that Rice deny Mexico's request for same.
    The next day, September 15, 2006, Chapman appeared in a packed Honolulu courtroom with his ankles shackled.
    More Details Hide Details Although the judge agreed that the men were not a significant flight risk, he ordered that each wear an electronic monitoring device around the ankle. The three men were released on bail ($300,000 for Duane Chapman, $100,000 each for Leland Chapman and Tim Chapman). Chapman's lead attorney, Brook Hart, reportedly planned to argue that although the charge Chapman faced is a misdemeanor in Mexico, when translated into English it became a felony (kidnapping) under American law. Mexican authorities dismissed Hart's claim as the desperate efforts of an American lawyer trying to free his client. They insisted that Chapman had, in fact, been charged with a felony. An extradition hearing was set for November 16, 2006. Chapman has speculated that his arrest was due in part to a possible prisoner exchange agreement between the Mexican and American authorities. According to Chapman, the federal agents 'sold him out', by trading him in for a convicted Mexican drug lord. Duane, Leland, and Tim had their ankle bracelets removed so they could work.
    After 16 years together, they married on May 20, 2006, at the (Hilton Hotels) Waikoloa Village in Hawaii.
    More Details Hide Details Besides Beth's daughter Cecily, whom Chapman has adopted, they have two children together, Bonnie Joanne Chapman and Garry Chapman. Dominic rejoined the family as an adult, when Chapman located him for Beth. Recently, Duane Chapman, Beth Chapman, his sons Leland Chapman and Duane Lee Chapman II, and his daughter Lyssa Chapman all worked together as bail bondsmen and bounty hunters. Their work was the subject of the Dog the Bounty Hunter show, which ran for 8 seasons on A&E. The March 21, 2012 episode showed Duane Lee telling Beth “You want me fired, you gotta fire me," and then Leland weighed in, saying "I quit too." In 2012, the two brothers admitted leaving the show. Duane Lee and Leland severed all ties with their family. Afterwards, Leland began operating his own Bail Bond Company on the Big Island of Hawaii and heading Bounty Hunter Tactical Supply Co.
  • 2004
    Age 51
    On August 30, 2004, the first series of Dog the Bounty Hunter made its television debut.
    More Details Hide Details The theme song was performed by Ozzy Osbourne. It was cancelled after 8 seasons in 2012. On September 25, 2012, CMT announced it had ordered a new reality series which would begin airing in April 2013. The new series, titled Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, features Chapman, his wife Beth, and Chapman's son Leland visiting failing bail bond agencies, giving them advice on how to turn their businesses around and assisting in the capture of their most wanted fugitives.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 50
    Since they did not obtain permission to leave the country while out on bail in 2003, the Mexican Government declared Duane, Leland and Tim Chapman fugitives from justice and tried to get them extradited to Mexico for sentencing.
    More Details Hide Details After spending one night in the federal detention center in Honolulu, Chapman told reporters: "The federal marshals treated us with great respect. But let me tell you, you never want to go to a federal prison, because it's terrible."
  • 1996
    Age 43
    He had been convicted in absentia on 86 counts including multiple rape charges connected to assaults in 1996, 1997 and 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman was assisted by his "hunt team", consisting of his son Leland and Tim Chapman. The three bounty hunters captured Luster in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he had been living under an assumed name. On their way to California, while still in Mexico, they were pulled over by Mexican police, and all four of them were jailed. Once the authorities confirmed Luster's identity, he was sent to California to face his 125-year sentence. Chapman and his team, still in the Mexican jail, were initially denied bail, but after Beth alerted the media and aroused public opinion in the United States, they were granted bail. Once out of jail on bail, they followed their attorney's advice and fled the jurisdiction, thereby becoming international bail-jumpers. On September 14, 2006, days before the expiration of the statute of limitations, Chapman, along with his son Leland Chapman and associate Tim Chapman, were arrested by United States Marshals and jailed in Honolulu on behalf of the Mexican government. Mexican authorities had charged all three with "deprivation of liberty," involving the 2003 arrest of Andrew Luster, because bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 39
    Chapman and Tawny Marie were married in 1992, but filed for divorce in 1994. Court records show they were officially divorced in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Tawny had a daughter from a prior marriage, but no children with Chapman. Chapman later said, "Tawny coerced me into marrying her. I told her I didn't want to marry her because I liked women too much to settle down... I knew in my heart that marrying Tawny was a mistake. She was all wrong for me... Despite my misgivings, I married Tawny... It was a disaster from the start." Chapman met his fifth wife, Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore (née Smith), in 1986 when she was 19. Throughout the next decade, they had an on-and-off romantic relationship, even marrying others. Beth has two children from previous relationships, Dominic Davis (taken into state custody when Beth was 17 years old) and Cecily Barmore-Chapman (from her previous marriage to her first husband, who was Chapman's best friend in high school). In 1995, Chapman and Beth joined forces in business and life, finally blending their families and moving in together. Beth runs the bail bonds office and goes bounty hunting with her husband, often counseling the detainees.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 29
    Chapman married Lyssa Rae Brittain on June 22, 1982. They were divorced on November 20, 1991.
    More Details Hide Details That marriage resulted in three children: Barbara Katie "B.K" Chapman, (1982–2006), Tucker Dee Chapman, and Lyssa "Baby Lyssa" Rae Chapman. Chapman retained custody of the children as they grew up, although the girls went to live with their mother as young teenagers. Barbara Katie died in a car accident in (Fairbanks, Alaska) in 2006, the day before her father's wedding to Beth Smith.
  • 1979
    Age 26
    Chapman married Anne M. Tegnell on August 22, 1979, in Colorado. They were divorced, according to court records, on August 5, 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Three children resulted from this marriage: Zebediah Duane Chapman, Wesley Chapman, and J.R. "James" Chapman. Zebediah died shortly after birth in 1980. Wesley and J.R. were raised by their mother in Utah.
    Chapman was paroled in January 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Due to his felony conviction, Chapman is not allowed to own a firearm. He has been barred from entering the UK. On June 18, 2003, Chapman made international news by capturing Andrew Luster, who had fled the United States in the middle of his trial on charges of drugging and raping a number of women.
  • 1976
    Age 23
    In 1976, Chapman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison.
    More Details Hide Details He had been waiting in a car when his friend accidentally shot and killed alleged pimp and drug dealer Jerry Oliver (aged 69) in a struggle during a deal to buy cannabis. Chapman served 18 months at Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. While he was in prison, his first wife LaFonda divorced him and married his best friend. During his incarceration, he did field work and acted as the warden's barber. It was while serving his sentence that he was inspired by a prison guard to become a bounty hunter after he tackled an inmate about to be shot for attempting to escape.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 19
    Chapman married La Fonda Sue Honeycutt on April 1, 1972, in Pampa, Texas; they divorced October 27, 1977, while he was in prison.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children together, Duane Lee Chapman II and Leland Chapman. Although the boys were not allowed to see their father for several years, they began rebuilding a relationship when the boys were 11 and 8 years old. Later, when they began getting into trouble as teenagers, Chapman obtained custody of them.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 0
    He was born on February 2, 1953 to Wesley and Barbara Chapman.
    More Details Hide Details He is the oldest of four children, with two younger sisters and one brother; however, according to Chapman, everyone is his 'brother'. He is German on his mother's side and English on his father's side. His mother was a minister for the Assembly of God church and passed her Christian faith onto her son.
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