Tim Charles “Youngblood” Chapman, no relative of Duane “The Dog” Chapman, was formerly married to Davina Chapman (photo). Later, they had a divorce when Davina initiated the action. Their marital woes began when Tim Chapman (photo below) accused Davina of having an affair. There was little information on the alleged affair.
Tim Chapman’s divorce was painful for him. He had been working faithfully for Duane Chapman in the Bounty Hunter show and the divorce caught him unexpectedly. Tim had traveled with Dog, the Bounty Hunter, as they moved from place to place, trying to catch their prey. He could have spent a lot of time away from home, which may have contributed to his wife growing apart from him.
Chapman had to ask himself, why did his wife become distant from him? It hurt him as a man and male figure. He had children and they suffered when their parents divorced. There was no one to take care of the children after Davina Chapman left. Tim had to stop work for a while to care for his children, and resolve issues from the divorce.
Chapman faced consequences from his divorce like spousal support, distribution of property, debts and other assets.
Duane Chapman understood what his old friend and colleague was going through. He saved his place for him while Tim struggled through his issues stemming from his family problems. After he had most of his personal matters sorted out, Tim was ready to rejoin the cast of the Bounty Hunter.
After his divorce, Tim Chapman gained custody of his 3 children. Chapman worked with Duane Chapman in the bounty hunting business. Tim was a regular in the show, “Dog The Bounty Hunter”, from seasons 1 to 4. Then he took time off for 2 years to deal with his personal problems like his divorce and some legal troubles.
Tim Chapman was involved in the capture of Andrew Luster, an heir of the Max Factor makeup empire. Tim, Duane and Leland were arrested by US Marshals on Sep 14, 2006. The Mexican government made the request because the three bounty hunters caught Andrew Luster in Mexico, on June 18, 2003. Mexico alleged the bounty hunters deprived Luster of his liberty.
After Tim, Duane and Leland were arrested, they were asked to wear electronic tags, surrender their passports, and banned from leaving Hawaii, although they posted bail. The three men had to wait to face extradition to Mexico to face charges.
Later, on Aug 4, 2007, Duane Chapman told Larry King on his show that the Mexico Government dropped the charges against the bounty hunters.
On Jan 3, 2008, Tim Chapman was accused of a bizarre incident. He was at the car park and inside his vehicle, when a security asked him to step outside. The guard claimed he responded to a complaint that a man was fondling himself.
Tim panicked and drove away, leading the guard to accuse Tim of trying to run him down.
Tim’s lawyer managed to present the case in his favor and charges of threatening the guard were dropped.
Brook Hart, the lawyer, claimed Tim had spilled a drink on his pants when he decided to change them in his vehicle. When the guard challenged him, he panicked because he wanted to avoid negative publicity. He accelerated his vehicle, which led the guard to accuse Tim of behaving in a threatening manner. Days later, Tim was acquitted of charges of indecent exposure.
Tim Chapman’s brother died in 2007.
Tim “Youngblood” Chapman’s brother, Russell Chapman, suffered from liver and kidney failure. Tim went to his brother’s bedside in Mississippi in May, 2007. He spent some time with his brother. Russ Chapman died in Singing River Hospital, Pascagoula, Mississippi, in May 2007. Russ Chapman was 44 when he died. He left behind his daughter Amber Rae Chapman, his mother, and his sisters, as well as his biological brother Tim Chapman. Duane Chapman has been so close to Tim and his extended family. Duane “Dog” Chapman will miss this member of his extended circle of family friends. Russell Chapman was a fourth generation bail bondsman who carried on his family’s tradition. He spent more than 22 years with Duane, on the road, as they filmed the reality TV show. Russell Chapman, RIP.
There was a rumor that Tim Chapman’s wife dies. However, this rumor is unconfirmed as on August 13, 2014.
Tim Chapman photo.
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