SAN DIEGO – San Diego Criminal Defense attorney Dan Gilleon
said an attempted capture of a fugitive by bail bonds agent and bounty hunters caught on camera, went way too far.
The women bounty hunters who recorded the video and attempted to capture the defendant are from Lipstick Bail Bonds. Lipstick Bail Bonds is a statewide bail bonds
agency with an office in San Diego, Orange County. There also have an online TV Show.
Orange County Superior Court
records show that Duvall was out of jail on $100,000.00 bail since 11/30/2012. It’s not clear why the bail agency decided to revoke the bail bond, but the bounty hunters stated that Duvall was being rearrested for several reasons, including supplying false information.
In the video by Lipstick Bounty hunters, one woman says they tricked Duvall by using another person to ask for a meeting to clear up a supposed paperwork problem. The meeting was set up at an Arby’s restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA.
Once the bounty hunters
arrived, the video shows a woman rushing in yelling, “Stand up!” and grabs Duvall as he’s sitting down. She can be heard on tape heard saying that his bail bond was being revoked. Two more women from the bounty hunting team armed with a gun then enter the Arby’s to try and subdue Duvall. Once outside the restaurant, he’s grabbed again but runs away, before the women start shooting rubber pellets.
Lipstick Bounty hunters were not able to re arrest him and now he’s lost vision in one eye.
Daniel Duvall hired local San Diego attorney Dan Gilleon who plans a lawsuit. “The first person to touch him did nothing to identify themselves,” said Attorney Dan Gilleon. Attorney Gilleon said the Lipstick Bail Bond agents created a confusing and dangerous atmosphere for Duvall and the public. “It seems like they’re trying to create their own little empire of being the next ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter.’ The problem is they’re placing people and defendants at risk,” said Dan Gilleon.
San Diego bail bonds company Always Forgiven Bail Bonds
was asked if this was a typical scenario.
“Unfortunately many defendants out on bail continue to commit crimes and are a risk to the community. Because we represent insurance companies, we have the power to re arrest them under certain conditions. However, many bail companies falsely re arrest defendants only to get off the liability of the bail bond and keep the premium” said Chaplain Steven Zink of Christian-Based Always Forgiven Bail Bonds.
Chaplain Steve said it’s common for bail bondsman to trick defendants into meeting in public places assuming the defendant will not make a scene and the re arrest will go smoothly. However, the film shows there was lots of force being used.
“We’re always mindful of public safety and that’s why we have non-lethal weapons. We’re always looking at our surroundings. We keep bad guys off the streets and put them back in jail,” said Teresa Golt, one of the owners of Lipstick Bail Bonds.
Lipstick Bail Bonds says they had asked Daniel Duvall to come in, but he didn’t agree to it, so they tricked him to the Arby’s location.
For more information on bounty hunting and bail bonds: Always Forgiven Bail Bonds
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