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Daniel Wade Chapman is wanted for his wife's murder

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Authorities in Cabool are asking for help in locating a man they believe murdered his wife yesterday evening at the family's business.

A customer at the Sinclair station told authorities he attempted to get into the locked business about 8:22, but was waved off by Daniel "Danny " Chapman who was arguing with his wife.  The man told authorities that when Sandi Chapman ran toward the locked door her husband shot her in the back. 
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The witness told investigators he heard four more shots as he ran to a nearby car wash where he hid for about five minutes until he saw Daniel Chapman leave the couple's business. He then went to the police station to report the incident, according to spokesman Roger McDonald.
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Investigators outside station where Sandi Chapman was murdered (courtesy KY3)

When authorities arrived, they found 55 year-old Sandra May Chapman dead and Daniel Chapman on the run.

Cops believe that Danny Chapman may have run to Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Arkansas or Oklahoma where he has family.  "We're not sure if he's in the area or in a surrounding state," said McDonald.

McDonald says the couple were "going through marital difficulties." Police records do not show any calls of domestic disturbances to the Chapman's home or business.

Chapman was last seen traveling northbound on U. S. 63 in a 2010 white Ford pickup truck with license plate number OUM-214.  Authorities had received a tip that Chapman was in Hardy, Arkansas but that lead was false. 
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This is the last vehicle Danny Chapman was seen in
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If you know where Daniel Chapman, whom is much thinner than the above picture, walks with a limp and sometimes uses a cane, is you're asked to call the Cabool police department at 417-962-3993 or 9-1-1.
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UPDATE 08-13-11:

Daniel Wade Chapman has been formally charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection to his wife's murder.
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UPDATE 08-15-10:

Authorities say they have traced Chapman's cell phone transmissions to Arkansas, Oklahoma and in western Kansas on Saturday.  Chapman's mother lives in Nebraska, but she is in Texas County, according to authorities.

Funeral services for Sandi Chapman will be held tomorrow @ 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Cabool.
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UPDATE 08-17-11:
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U.S. Marshals Capture Cabool Murder Suspect In Colorado:

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U. S. Marshals captured Daniel Chapman in Buena Vista, Colorado


A man from Cabool who has been on the run from authorities for nearly a week after allegedly murdering his wife has been captured by U.S. Marshals in Colorado.

The Cabool Police Department says Daniel Wade Chapman, 54, was arrested without incident about 6:00 this evening by the United States Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force at a house he had been hiding in in Buena Vista.
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Chapman is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of his wife, 55 year-old Sandra "Sandi" May Chapman on August 11th. 
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A customer at the Sinclair station the couple own told authorities he attempted to get into the locked business about 8:22 p.m. but was waved off by Danny Chapman who was arguing with his wife.  The man told authorities that when Sandi Chapman ran toward the locked door her husband shot her
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Investigators outside station where Sandi Chapman was murdered (courtesy KY3)

The witness told investigators he heard four more shots as he ran to a nearby car wash where he hid for about five minutes until he saw Chapman leave the business. He then went to the police station to report the incident, according to spokesman Roger McDonald.
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Authorities had been tracking Chapman's movements via his cell phone.  He had been traced to Arkansas, Oklahoma, western Kansas and Colorado.  His daughter told law enforcers she had last talked with her dad last Saturday.
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U.S. Marshals agents from Springfield are headed to Colorado to question Chapman before he's extradited back to Missouri to face the murder charges.
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Bond for Chapman, who allegedly had the murder weapon with him when he was captured, has been set at $5 Million dollars.
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Agencies assisting the Marshals in Chapman’s capture were the Chaffee County, Colo., Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol, the Cabool Police Department and the Texas County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is a lot thinner. He also walks with a limp and a cane.

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