COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman is back in the news again after a chase and crash in Colorado Springs.
According to Colorado Springs police, Chapman and his television crew were following a car believed to be driven by a man wanted on a narcotics violation when the car crashed and rolled over at 8th Street and Rio Grande Street at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Chapman was pursing Kelley Murphy, 20, as part of his reality television show on A&E.
Chapman’s daughter, Lisa, called police to report the wreck but when police got there, the driver was gone.
The TV bounty hunter and his video crew then moved to the field of the Penrose Event Center to look for Murphy, which put police on edge.
“We had gotten a report that his team may have been out on foot trying to locate the suspect,” Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Jeff Strossner told KRDO TV. “That would have put our officers and K-9 dogs at risk. Maybe apprehending the wrong person or zeroing in on their scent rather than the scent of the suspect.”
KRDO reported Chapman captured Murphy in a Colorado Avenue bar Tuesday afternoon.
Murphy is wanted for failure to appear on a felony narcotics violation, according to police