By Morgan M. Hurley | Downtown Editor
Local fans of the A&E hit series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” are in for a treat on July 8, when Duane “Dog” Chapman joins his spiritual advisor the Rev. Tim Storey to kick off the mid-year meeting of the Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS), held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Downtown.
Duane “Dog” Chapman
This special Sunday night session will be open to the public.
Chapman and his popular crime-fighting family have been catching criminals on the run and bringing them to justice for eight years on A&E and just finished up their eighth and final season with the cable network.
Rev. Storey is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker and life coach and has been offering spiritual guidance to the Chapman family for years.
Fans of the A&E television show may remember that he married the couple and has made several other appearances on the show.
Dog (left) and Rev. Tim Storey
Chapman first met Storey when his wife introduced them at Orchard Road Christian Center in Denver.
Storey prophesized over Dog during that meeting, telling him he was about to experience a great challenge. That challenge soon came in the name of extradition.
Years before, Chapman had captured the notorious Andrew Luster, the convicted serial rapist and Max Factor heir wanted on a $1 million dollar bond who was living under an assumed name in Puerto Vallarta. Since bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, the bounty hunting team was arrested, and quickly after being released on bail they fled back to the United States. Several years later, Mexican authorities finally caught up with them and with shackles around his hands and ankles, Chapman and his son and colleague stood in front of a federal judge in Honolulu. Eventually the charges were dismissed, but it was a difficult, year-long struggle for America’s most famous bounty hunter.
Now that the show has wrapped, the Chapmans plan to spend more time at their home in Colorado, but their lives haven’t really changed.
“This is our first summer off in nine years,” Beth Chapman said in a phone interview. “It feels good and it’s fun … but we still have to do bail bonds and raise the kids. [Losing the show] is like a death in the family.”
Chapman admitted he often fretted over ratings, but
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