Law enforcement officers will proceed with their search for fugitive Shawn Christy, as residents keep their eyes open and their doors locked. Emily Mills, Reporter
MANSFIELD — Dog the Bounty Hunter states that he has joined the manhunt for fugitive Shawn Christy.
Wednesday afternoon, Duane Chapman said by phone from his home in Hawaii that he was held back by a friend of the Christy family who he isn’t able to identify publicly.
“I have a very hot lead,” Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said.
it was already arranged for Chapman to come to town on Sept. 28 to discuss recovery.
“I have delivered messages to him,” Chapman said, not elaborating further. “My goal is not to shoot him but get him to surrender.”
Chapman stated that Christy is a not a career criminal, so the TV personality considers there might be some hope he can talk to the fugitive and convince him to surrender.
Chapman said he should arrive in Mansfield on Sept. 27, adding that he often goes after America’s Most Wanted.
“I was in Idaho last year and a guy shot a preacher in the back,” he said. “It was the same town I was going to, too.”
“Miracles happen every day in my life,” he said. “It’s a God thing.”
Chapman suggested that Christy crushed his vehicle as he fell asleep and noted that he doesn’t believe Christy is armed.
Chapman believes that he can help find Christy and bring him in without any disturbances.
The reality TV star will host “A Town Hall Meeting on Addiction and How to Find Your Road to Redemption” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Renaissance Theatre, 138 Park Avenue West.
Promoters have revealed that the evening will focus on discussions on recognizing the signs, who can help and where to go for help with addiction.
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