After an extended hiatus from the spotlight, Dog the Bounty Hunter has been making headlines after becoming involved in the search for Brian Laundrie.

As soon as I spotted that magnificent mullet, I knew I had to get myself up to speed if I was to follow this new development. And well.....I was pretty surprised when I saw that the itty bitty town of Pampa, Texas and Brian Laundrie have The Dog in common.

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Dog The Bounty Hunter and Pampa, Texas

The connection between the Texas panhandle town of Pampa and Dog the Bounty Hunter goes back to the '70s. This is way before Duane was the praying bounty hunter from Hawaii that we know and love today. Back then he was better known plain ol' Duane Chapman, the troublemaker.

Who woulda thought that The Dog, at one point in time, called the Texas panhandle home. Pretty neat, if you ask me.

Dog Got Married In Pampa

Dog's first wife was La Fonda Honeycutt and she was a Pampa native.

Some accounts I found say that Dog was already married when he moved to Pampa. Others say he got married when he settled in Pampa. The important detail is that Dog was right there in Pampa in '76. That's when Dog's life changed.

Dog Did Time In Texas

Before he was on a hit TV show with Ozzy singing the theme song, Duane Chapman did time in Texas for his involvement in the murder of a Pampa man. The story is that Dog was a known ne'er do well who ran around with the Devils Disciple motorcycle club. And one night, after ignoring his wife La Fonda's warnings, he headed out to drive his buddies to a local dealer's house to buy some marijuana.

He sat outside the location in the car, but inside the house a scuffle between the dealer and Dog's buddies broke out. The dealer was killed--a drug deal gone bad. Although Dog was not the one who pulled the trigger, he was charged with Murder all the same because he was there when the man died.

He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.

He wouldn't stay in jail long. He was out in 18 months. That's when Dog has said he turned his life around, and he became a bounty hunter.

Reformed Bounty Hunter Taking On Biggest Hunt In The Nation

Decades later, and now Duane Chapman is making headlines getting involved in the most talked about manhunt in the nation; the search for Brian Laundrie.

It's fascinating to know someone who did time for a drug deal gone bad in the Texas panhandle is now the topic of conversations regarding the biggest story in the news.

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK

NEVER TRY TO DETAIN THE FUGITIVE YOURSELF!

You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 9/30/2021

Amarillo On 'America's Most Wanted'

I was surprised to find out recently that we also have a bit of a history with the show America's Most Wanted.

Digging through old news articles, I found several separate occasions where Amarillo and America's Most Wanted crossed paths. It makes me wonder if there are some that I've missed.

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