Bounty Hunter Captures Colorado Springs Fugitive

A line of cars brings in the hunters and the hunted to the Criminal Justice Center.

"We're trying to help keep the streets of Colorado Springs clean," said Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter," Chapman Tuesday night.

The part-time Colorado resident and nationally known bounty hunter and his crew are finishing a brief stay in Colorado Springs, but they never stopped working.

"We arrested 12 people," said his wife Beth.

Their most recent capture: 32-year-old Melissa Lucero, also known as Melissa O'Hara. Lucero faced charges of forgery and theft in the past. But her past has as many bright spots as dark.

"She was a vice president of a bank," Chapman explained. "And then this evil thing called methamphetamine got a hold of her husband and her life."

Chapman said Lucero bolted from a recent court appearance and disappeared. His crew traced her to a local house where his wife, Beth, found Lucero hiding in a pile of rubble.

"It's a little sad about putting her [Lucero] in jail," Chapman said.

Lucero is back in jail and facing more charges. It's a sad story according to Dog the Bounty Hunter, but one that keeps his group going.

"This is our home. We don't like seeing it go to meth," said Beth.

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  • by beatrice Location: arkansas on Jul 23, 2011 at 01:05 AM
    Hey Dog can you join the cmments on the pepper spray thing at the jail?
  • by beatriz perez Location: baldwin park, ca on May 19, 2008 at 04:00 PM
    I trust the Bounty Hunter, I know he will get the killer of my son Leonardo Perez. His name is Agustin Nemo Montano
  • by caroleanne Location: england on Jan 1, 2008 at 04:53 PM
    How does everyone feel about the chapmans now dog as said that infamous comment? silly silly man
  • by wacawaca Location: colorado springs on Oct 19, 2007 at 01:23 PM
    To Mary from Denver: Nikki, shut the hell up and stop trying to make trouble for people. Seriously, find a job or a man or something to do with your time.
  • by Pam Location: Oklahoma on Aug 9, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    yes its great what dog and his family does I'm thankful for them. You never can get ahold of them when a sick boy wants to meet him. I have wrote many a letter and e-mails not one answer.
  • by betty Location: south carolina, on Jul 25, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    Congratulations on another arrest. I only wish we had a clone of you and you crew in every state. Maybe the crime rate would go down and we could get these degenerates off the streets, especially, the sexual predators.
  • by ruth Location: penn on Jul 5, 2007 at 10:00 PM
    just like the border guards, don't touch anyone from mexico. they guard their trash and throw their trash into our country, and we aren't to do a dam thing!
  • by Gaynor Location: England on Jul 3, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    As a huge fan of your family especiallly leland, i hope you get rewarded for your efforts instead of convicted, as over in england we need you here to sort out some of the scum we have at the end of the day you stand for the law and justice , where is the justice when YOU need it , Good luck at least you have the english hope in your favour xxxxx
  • by NightHunter Location: Canada on Jul 3, 2007 at 12:34 AM
    Dog and his family do an amazing job! I hope that people will remember all his hard work when he needs support to fight that unjust extradition to Mexico, for capturing serial rapist Andrew Luster. Go to and sign the petition to help keep the Dog free!
  • by Bonnie Location: Colo Spgs, CO on Jul 1, 2007 at 02:37 PM
    We are proud that you are a part of our community!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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