Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Leland ended up in hospital on the family’s first manhunt since the death of Beth Chapman.
Leland Chapman - son of bounty hunter and reality TV star Duane Dog Chapman with his first wife La Fonda Sue Darnall - was left with a severe knee injury after he and Dog took down a suspect in Colorado on Tuesday.
The Chapmans were on their first case since the death of Dog’s wife Beth aged 51.
Leland, 42, and Dog, 66, were chasing a domestic violence suspect when Leland suffered a torn ligament in his knee while tackling the fugitive, according to AL.com.
The father-of-three has now been instructed to rest for up to six weeks as he prepares to undergo surgery in Athens, Alabama.
The fugitive is now in custody.
The family are still in mourning after the death of Beth, Dog’s wife of 13 years, who died on June 26th after battling cancer.
It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 26, 2019
Beth was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017, which she later beat. Sadly, her illness returned again last year and she underwent emergency surgery in November 2018 to remove a tumour from her throat.
In April, she was reportedly hospitalised after having difficulty breathing, and was “resting at home” after the incident.
She was admitted to hospital in Hawaii and placed in a medically induced coma just a few days before her death.
Speaking to Hawaii News, Dog revealed he final words.
He told cameras outside the Queen’s Medical Centre in Honolulu: “One of the last things she said [was] ‘It’s a test of my faith,'” he continued. “She had faith and that was it. There’s things you go through when you’re dying, like steps like you do when you lose someone, right? You get mad at them, and then you go through all these steps.”
“Well, the last step when you’re dying is to accept it,” he added. “And she said to me the other day, ‘Honey, that last step, I ain’t taking…’ So go Bethy.”