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Dog's Son Tucker Jailed for Parole Violations

2/24/2008 5:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dog the Bounty Hunter's son, Tucker -- who sold the infamous tape to the National Enquirer -- was taken to the Oahu Correction Facility on Friday for violating multiple terms of his parole. Karma's a bitch!

Here's what went down: Our sources say two weeks after the tape surfaced, Dog learned Tucker was using drugs and threatened to expose him to his parole officer. Then the tape dropped -- interesting timing.

After that, we're told, a parole officer made Tucker check in to a rehab facility, which, we hear, Tucker walked away from.

Sources tell us Tucker's parole officer executed a surprise home inspection this week, and didn't like what he found. The PO then brought Tucker in on Friday, revoked his parole and sent him to the slammer. Among his alleged violations -- associating with known felons, failing a drug test and walking away from a rehab facility.

Meanwhile, as TMZ first reported, "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is back on the air and will begin production this week.

UPDATE: Dog Chapman just released this statement to TMZ: "I am heartbroken that this has occurred, but I am relieved that my son in now in a place where he can no longer hurt himself. To my bruddahs in the system: please don't hurt my son as he knows not what he does. I love my son and wish him the best."


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Ok, things have gotten WAYYYYY out of hand. Just because someone may defend someone doesn't mean they are racist! Also, using the KKK is a bit extreme!
Duane Chapman has done wrong. He has admitted to it and has also tried in various way to repent for what he has done. On the other side of the coin, Tucker and whoever else was involved has done wrong too. It is not just about what was said, it is also about a lot of hurt and pain that everyone in that situation had. It doesn't matter about money, it doesn't matter about who did what to whom or how. We don't know all the details. We only know what has been said or released to us. I am sure there is more than what meets the eye on this. You ALL are looking for a way to avenge why this and why totally ignorant. This is between Tucker and his father...we the public was used in the war between "DOG" and Tucker Chapmans. What goes on in their family life, isTHEIR business not ours. I am defending BOTH parties. Pllus, do you all not realize that even IF the show did not return..these people have plenty of money I'm sure. How else cold you run a beil bonds? Please, whether you support or are against...remember this is between them and not us.

2394 days ago


He's too damn young and pretty for the bruddahs to not wanna "hurt".

2393 days ago

Been there    

Well hopefully this mess will be on only one season and when the contract ryns out A&E will wise up and give them the boot!

2392 days ago


Hopefully Tucker will now see what is really important and I believe Dog would have done anything to keep this from happening to him but now that it did, I hope they can come together again. Tucker needs his Dad. It may be hard for people to understand why Dog is glad Tucker is back in jail, but my Mom said the same thing about me and my brother when we got locked up for being stupid-"at least they are safe and I can sleep at night not lie awake waiting for that call...". Hopefully Tucker will get the help he needs now. Blessings to both Tucker and Dog..

2390 days ago
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