Duane “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Chapman has reportedly been denied entry into the U.K. due to his involvement with the 1976 murder of a Pampa, Texas man named Jerry Oliver. He was traveling to the country to begin shooting the newest season of the U.K.’s “Celebrity Big Brother.”
According to contactmusic.com, Chapman was stopped at the border and denied entry into the country by the U.K. Border Agency. The Border Agency issued an official letter on their decision reading:
“Records show that you were convicted of one offence which carried a sentence of five years. According to those records, that conviction is not spent.”
Chapman was, in fact, convicted and sentenced to five years on first-degree murder charges after one of his friends shot and killed Oliver during a drug deal. The reality star served 18 months of that sentence and has been very open about his conviction throughout his career.
“Dog the Bounty Hunter,” A&E’s long-running bounty hunting themed program has been canceled. The show finished last week after airing its eighth season.
The show was nearly canceled in its fifth season when Duane “Dog” Chapman’s son, Tucker, sold a tape to National Enquirer, which featured his father repeatedly using the racial slur, “n****r.”
Six months later A&E begun airing the show again.
In 2006, Chapman, his son Leland and partner Tim Chapman were arrested by federal authorities in connection with their adventure into Mexico to nab convicted rapist Andrew Luster.
The show got its start following Chapman’s appearance on “Take This Job,” which displayed various odd professions to viewers.
A&E did not offer an explanation for its decision to finally cancel the long running program.
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After being arrested in New Orleans over the weekend, Nicolas Cage was bailed out of jail by Dog the Bounty Hunter. Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, confirmed in a statement to E! News he posted Cage’s $11,000 bond.
“I am a truly dedicated fan of Mr. Cage and will not be granting any interviews about my client as I wish to respect his privacy. I performed my duties as a bail bondsman and not in connection with our show. This is what I do for a living. There are two sides of my job: I release my clients after they have been arrested; and pick them up if they don’t show up in court. I do not believe the latter will be the case for Mr. Cage,” he said.
Cage, 47, was charged with domestic violence, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Police took Cage in to custody after the National Treasure star argued with his wife, Alice Kim, about a house in the French Quarter. “Cage and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting. She disagreed, and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address. There were no visible signs of injury on his wife’s arm,” the police department said in a statement.
“The actor then began striking vehicles and later attempted to get into a taxi. At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by onlookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling. The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-up,” the department added.
Cage’s first court appearance is set for May 31.