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Leland Chapman, son of injured Dog the Bounty Hunter hospitalized in Alabama



Leland Chapman, the son of reality TV star Dog, the bounty hunter, is recovering in an Alabama hospital after being injured during a manhunt.

A Chapman spokesperson confirmed to AL.com that Chapman, 42, would be missing six weeks because of an injury suffered while he was chasing fugitive Edward Morales. According to his spokesperson, Chapman, who lives in Athens, Alabama, tore his ACL and will require surgery.

Chapman and his father sued Morales in Adams County, Colorado, when the incident occurred. Morales pleaded guilty to harassment in June and a warrant for arrest was issued against his arrest after his absence from the hearing. According to reports, Leland Chapman was injured during the fight to subdue Morales, who was finally arrested.

The manhunt was Dog Chapman's first since his wife and mother-in-law, Beth Chapman, died of cancer at the age of 51 on June 26th. A memorial service for Beth Chapman is scheduled for July 13 in Colorado.

The capture of the fugitive was recorded on tape for the new show of the family, "Dog's Most Wanted", soon on WGN.


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