Leland Chapman was injured on Tuesday after taking down a suspect with his father and the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” team -- the first chase after their family matriarch’s death. He will reportedly need to undergo surgery next week to better his condition.
After Beth Chapman’s death in June, the “Dog the Bounty Hunter” team, including Duane “Dog” Chapman and his son Leland, went back to work to hunt down a suspect in Adams County, Colorado on Tuesday afternoon.
With the turnout of events, Leland was taken to a local hospital after making the arrest because he “tore his ACL,” a source told The Blast, adding that “the guy fought like hell.” The injury’s treatment will require surgery next week, which leaves Leland in crutches for Beth’s memorial service this weekend.
The Blast reported that the father and son duo were after Edward Morales, a bail jumper charged with domestic violence and harassment. Fans of the reality show quickly sent well wishes for a speedy recovery for Leland upon hearing the news.
“Heard about your injuries Leland, sending you prayers and good wishes. God Bless You!” one tweet read.
“Praying Leland Chapman has a fast recovery. Bless your heart,” another wrote.
Leland and Dog have not released any statement about the incident, although reports said they were successful in the hunt. Their next appearance will probably be in Beth’s funeral on Saturday at the Heritage Christian Center in Colorado.
The service will be broadcast live on the “Dog’s Most Wanted” Facebook page and on WGNAmerica.com, reports The Wrap. Beth’s first memorial took place in Hawaii, where she instructed before her passing.
The late reality star also hoped for a memorial in Colorado, the place she grew up and called home for years before moving to Hawaii to live with her husband.