Son Of Dog The Bounty Hunter Hospitalized



Dog the Bounty Hunter alum Duane Lee Chapman's
second-oldest son, Leland Chapman, has suffered an injury on the job. On the afternoon of July 9, 2019, the younger
bail bondsman unfortunately injured his knee while he and his famous father joined forces
to chase down a suspect in Adams County, Colorado. According to a spokesperson for the Chapman
family cited by AL.com, Leland is currently being treated at an unnamed hospital in his
home state of Alabama, where he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL sometime next
week and will need at least a six-week recovery period. The alleged criminal in question was a man
named Edward Morales, who reportedly pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges last month,
but eventually had a warrant issued for his arrest after apparently skipping a court hearing. Despite reportedly putting up a struggle with
the Chapmans, he was later taken into custody. "The bottom line is we all had fun. Even the fugitive had a great time." Fans are most likely aware that Leland Chapman's
injury comes just weeks after the untimely death of his stepmother and Duane Chapman's
beloved wife, Beth Chapman. Beth passed away at the age of 51 on June
26, 2019, following her long battle with throat cancer. Just days before her passing, Beth had been
placed in a medically-induced coma at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii,
but sadly never recovered. On the day of her passing, Duane wrote on
Twitter: "It's 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she
would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side." The reality TV star later announced a memorial
service for his late wife on Saturday, July 13, in Aurora, Colorado. Duane tweeted in part: "Love you all and thank you very much for
the support you have been giving for Beth." AOL notes that this week's father-son manhunt
for Morales was their first time back at work since Beth passed away. For his part, Leland Chapman opened up about
his recent injury while speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, July 10, explaining
that the injury came while he was still recovering from a previous knee injury: "I was just getting that healed. Just came out of rehab and everything, so
I'm trying to take it easy […] I'm trying not to get in no fights and not running." Indeed, in lieu of running at the time of
chasing down Morales, Leland initially jumped in a car. He explained: "My intention was just to cut him off in the
park in front of him and just wait because everybody was kinda close behind him. When I pulled in, he made eye contact with
me, and I was seeing that this guy is running at slow speed, my speed, you know what I mean? 'Cause he was tired himself." So, Leland decided to run after the suspect
himself. The bail bondsman continued, explaining that
what happened next had resulted in him re-injuring his knee: "I got out of the car and I was hobbling along. When I went to kick [down a] gate, it kind
of flexed and then it completely severed off my Achilles tendon. So it broke. Snapped it right in half. When I put my foot down, I kind of felt like
it was asleep. I felt like I was walking on sand." Undeterred, Leland continued to track Morales
down, tasering him while he was allegedly attempting to climb up a fence to get away:
The harrowing take down was reportedly caught on tape for the upcoming reality TV show,
Dog's Most Wanted. The series is set to air on WGN sometime in
2020. While we're wishing Leland Chapman a speedy
recovery, our thoughts also remain with the entire Chapman family during this difficult
time of mourning.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. LeLand we wish you a fast and safe recovery ,lord knows you all have been through so much lately! One thing I can say , you have ways of working just like Beth . But please take your time and heal plzzz my daughter races dirt bikes and has broken so many bones tore acl’s on and on ! I speak to her as I speak to you , you will truly suffer in pain as you age with arthritis, I suffer everyday and you do not want that kind of pain . LeLand it’s not worth your health take care of your self plzzz ! All our love from down South Louisiana,,,,,

  2. We are praying for the Chapman family 🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙God will help you to pass this difficulty ❤❤❤

  3. Hi my love 😍 Leland I love watching on Dog 🐶 The Bounty Hunter you were my crush you are so fucken handsome I love your big smile 😃 tell wife not to be mad 😠 or jealous you married her you only have eyes for her Leland I hope you get better soon so you could back to work god will be watching over you so will Beth May God Bless You Leland And Your Beautiful Wife Love 💗 Carmen M Diaz one of your fans 💕💗💐🌹❤️🌺🌷😍💓💞💖💝♥️💋💋

  4. Why did this had to happen. She was amazing woman. I have been in a wheelchair for 9 years now she was the only that gave me hope. And the strength to go on . i do not know if i can go on.

  5. The thing that I find interesting and funny now I’ve done my research and watched a lot. How is it possible she talked to Duane when she was in a medically induced coma? Pray tell

  6. Poor Leland 🤕. That’s a long rehab on that ACL, hope you get better fast , hang in there! 🤠🤟🏼

  7. LELAND hope you take the time after the DOC fixes you up to really heal. If he says 6 weeks, take 12. Your not going to like being crippled. I don t mean to be offensive, I m walking with a walker with 2 bad knees, waiting for surgery. Your a good guy. We want you well totally.

  8. I love Leland, he was always my favorite person on the show, then Beth. Get well soon Leland, praying for you.

  9. I'm still shook from Beth's passing…I feel like I've lost a loved one somehow…that's the effect she had on people.

  10. So sorry Leland, l have had two knee replacements and recovery takes at least a year. Take care, old age plays havoc with old injuries.

  11. I had an Achilles Tendon severely injured in the back of my foot and it still give me problems after 18 years.

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