American TV star DUANE 'DOG' CHAPMAN is set to escape all charges relating to a 2003 bounty hunting mission in Mexico, according to U.S. reports. The star of Dog The Bounty Hunter had travelled with two members of his crew, including his son, to Mexico to capture serial rapist Andrew Luster - the heir to the Max Factor cosmetics empire - in Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast in June (03). But Chapman fell foul of the Mexican legal system by embarking on the mission, because bounty hunting is deemed illegal in the Latin American country. Chapman, his son Leland and their colleague Tim Chapman - who is not related to Duane's family - were all briefly detained and charged with deprivation of liberty after their success, but reports the charges could be dropped after the crew's lawyers received "a favourable ruling". Chapman's attorney says, "(Duane) has received a favourable ruling from the people in Puerto Vallarta. The extent of that ruling is unknown as we are still in the process of translating it." Luster is currently serving a 124-year jail term after he was convicted in the U.S. in 2003.