The 15-page legal order was released in Spanish and was translated and verified for legal accuracy.
On August 2, 2007, the First Criminal Court in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, dismissed all criminal charges pending against Duane, Leland, and Tim Chapman on the grounds that the statute of limitations had expired.
Chapman was assisted by his "hunt team", consisting of his son Leland and Tim Chapman.
The three bounty hunters captured Luster in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he had been living under an assumed name.
Chapman and his team, still in the Mexican jail, were initially denied bail, but after his wife Beth alerted the media and aroused public opinion in the United States, they were granted bail.