ST LOUIS (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – On tv shows “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and “Dog and Beth”, Leland Chapman is shown hunting for persons who have missed their court dates. Now a court is looking for Leland Chapman who is missing his court dates, consecutive times this summer, LALATE can exclusively report. Also missing are Duane Lee Chapman and Tim Chapman.
Years before the “Dog and Beth” series, Leland, Duane Lee and Tim filed a lawsuit against a party concerning “Dog the Bounty Hunter”. Earlier this year, the Chapmans’ attorneys told the court that they wanted out of the case because they can’t find their clients. They claimed that the contacted them but aren’t hearing back. “Plaintiffs counsel … have put forth sufficient reasons to indicate a breakdown in communication between counsel and their clients. Plaintiffs counsel has indicated it will be impossible to move forward with their clients due to this lack of communication. ”
The court agreed, and allowed the attorneys to get out of the case, noting that the Chapmans did not appear at that hearing. The court then demanded Leland to appear at a court hearing on June 26, 2013. They didn’t appear again. Finally the court ordered Leland to appear on August 5, 2013. Leland didn’t appear once again didn’t appear nor did Duane Lee or Tim.
The case was brought by the Chapmans in 2008 against the production company that produced the A&E show. Now that company, the defendant in the case, has asked the court to toss the case out because, in now three hearings, the Chapmans are missing. Letters sent to the home addresses for the three men have gone unanswered. The matter is pending for determination.