Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman is an American bounty hunter who worked as a bail bondsman before. He was the star in the weekly reality show program known as Dog The Bounty Hunter and it ran for over 8 seasons up to the year 2012. He was then the star for the reality show programs called Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and it aired in the year 2013 until 2015. According to his biography, he was born in the year 1953 and it was to Barbara and Wesley Chapman. He is an older son in the four children of his family. He has one brother and two sisters but he says that everyone is his brother. His mother is from German and his father is from English descent. His mother worked as a pastor at Assembly of God Church and she passed the Christian faith to her son.

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Duane Chapman was convicted of first degree murder and was sentenced to spend five years in prison in Texas. He was waiting in the car and his friend killed an alleged pimp and also a drug dealer named Jerry Oliver accidentally during the struggle and the deal of buying of cannabis.

Duane Chapman had to serve 18 months in the Texas State Penitentiary of Huntsville in Texas and when he was still in the prison, his wife called LaFonda, asked to get a divorce from him so that she can get married to his best friend. When he was in prison, he was doing the field works and was working as a barber for the warden. When he was in prison, he was inspired by a guard to become the bounty hunter when he had to tackle inmate who was to be shot since he was trying to escape. He got a parole in the year 1979, in January.

Because he was convicted on felony charges, he should not own any firearm and is barred to enter in the UK. Duane Chapman got his first child when he was a teenager and he knew about him after the boy has grown up. His mother was Debbie White and she committed suicide. With his first wife LaFonda, he had two sons with her, Duane Lee Chapman and Leland Chapman. He has three children with her second wife Anne M Tegnell whom he married in 1979 and he divorced in 1982. They had three children together. He married his third wife Lyssa Raie Brittain in the year 1982 and they divorced in 1991, they also got three children together. He got married to Beth Smith in 2006 but before he was married to Tawny Marie since 1992 until 2002. Duane Chapman’s net worth is 6 million and got most of it through his salary as TV personality. His weight is not recorded but his height is over 5 feet and 7 inches.

During Chapmans career as a bounty hunter, he has captured many different criminals trying to evade capture and resist being sent back to jail. One of his most notable captures was the apprehension of Andrew Luster. Luster is the great grandson of cosmetics giant Max Factor Sr, and heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune. He also convicted in 2003 of using GHB to drug and rape many different women. He was also very wealthy which made him sort of famous. Luster escaped the United States and ran to Mexico, during which he thought he would be safe from apprehension.

Unfortunately for him, Chapman and his  hunt team of bounty hunters, which included his son Leland, and Tim Chapman, were able to track him down. With his team of top notch bounty hunters, they found a lead which led them to Luster, who was using a fake name, and hiding in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After a while, the Chapman bounty hunting team used surveillance to make sure Luster was there, once confirmed, they apprehended him and attempted to bring him back to the United States. On the way back, with their fugitive captured, they were pulled over by Mexican authorities and all four of them, including Luster, were jailed. Once the Mexican police realized they had Andrew Luster in their possession, they sent him back to the United States so he could serve his 125 year prison sentence. 

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 2 Feb, 1953
Age: 67 yrs
Occupations: Bounty hunter
Television producer
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Denver
Gender: Male
Description: American bounty hunter
Twitter Id: DogBountyHunter
Spouse: Beth Chapman
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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