Lawyer wants charges against ‘Bounty Hunter’ star
DENVER — A public defender is demanding that TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman be charged with felonies for claiming that a man fired a gun at him and his crew while they were filming in Colorado Springs last month.
Attorney William Schoewe (SHOW’-ee) alleges Chapman and others made up the claim to boost publicity for the A&E reality show “Dog The Bounty Hunter.” Prosecutors dropped charges against a suspect, saying the evidence was insufficient.
Schoewe filed a motion Friday asking a judge to force prosecutors to charge Chapman and others with attempting to influence a public servant and false reporting.
Chapman’s publicist, Mona Wood, says he is in Canada and unavailable to comment. Wood says Chapman swears the man shot at his crew.