Chapman’s son accused of violating parole
The son of Duane "Dog" Chapman who sold the tape of his father's racist rant to the National Enquirer last year was in custody over the weekend for alleged parole violations.
Tucker Chapman was arrested by a deputy sheriff at about 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Hawaii Paroling Authority Office on Alakea Street, said Louise Kim McCoy, spokeswoman for the Public Safety Department. Chapman had come in for a meeting with his parole officer, but there was already an arrest warrant issued for alleged parole violations.
The alleged violations include drug use, association with a felon, failing to inform the parole officer that he had contact with a police officer and failure to follow the police officer's instructions, McCoy said. A hearing will be scheduled within two months on the alleged violations.
Chapman was taken to Oahu Community Correctional Center and was moved to Halawa Correctional Facility yesterday morning, McCoy said.
Publicist Mona Wood said Duane Chapman was "brokenhearted" about the case, despite the rocky relationship with his son.
"Some people think he will gloat about it," Wood said yesterday. "That's not true. He still loves his son. There's no hard feelings about what happened, and he's hoping that (Tucker) can turn his life around to go on the right path."
Last year, Tucker Chapman secretly recorded a conversation with his father in which "Dog" used the N-word to describe his son's girlfriend, who is black, and sold the tape, prompting A&E to suspend his show, "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
A&E recently agreed to air the show again, with production expected to start soon, Wood said.