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Dog the Bounty Hunter joining manhunt for Shawn Christy

"The Bounty Hunter " Duane Lee Chapman and wife Beth during their visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Dominique V. Brown. (Cropped Photo: Courtesy: U.S. Navy / MGN ONLINE)

MANSFIELD, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Duane "Dog" Chapman shared he's joining the manhunt for Shawn Christy in Richland County.

Wednesday, Chapman confirmed the Mansfield News Journal report that he would be heading to the Buckeye State to retrieve Christy.

Christy is wanted by several law enforcement agencies for multiple crimes.

The journal says Chapman was contacted by phone from his Hawaii home by a friend of Christy's family.

"I have a very hot lead," said Chapman.

Chapman was already coming to Mansfield September 28 to talk about drug recovery.

The Mansfield News Journal said Chapman has delivered messages to Christy to convince him to surrender.

Chapman is expected to arrive in Mansfield September 27.

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