Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is required to notify court officials of his whereabouts.
A federal magistrate judge released Duane "Dog" Chapman on his own recognizance pending a court hearing dated October 26 after the dismissal of criminal charges in Mexico.
But while Chapman is free to travel, he is still required to notify court officials of his whereabouts.
"We're devastated," Chapman and wife and partner Beth Chapman said in a written statement. The Chapmans are currently on the East Coast promoting his recently released book "You Can Run, but You Can't Hide."
"We love this country and are proud to be Americans, so this is absolutely devastating that we can now roam free in Mexico, but not in our own country," they said in the statement.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry M. Kurren issued the order yesterday in the wake of a Puerto Vallarta trial court's July 27 decision dismissing deprivation of liberty charges against Chapman, associate Timothy Chapman and son Leland Chapman.
Mexican prosecutors charged the Chapmans after their highly publicized June 2003 capture of convicted serial rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.
Chapman's Honolulu attorney, Brook Hart, said the Chapmans have grounds to be upset because the matter was completely dismissed in Mexico.
However, the Mexican prosecutor has appealed.
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