Saturday, December 17, 2011

Texas Bond skip dies in fight with NY cops

CSI worker who died in scuffle with cop had fled the law in Texas, report says
He jumped bail rather than appear in court on June 9, 1999. “He was really scared of going to jail,” the bail bondsman who got stuck told the Post. Dotson's criminal resume included a marijuana conviction from 1994, for which he paid a $500 fine and ...
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bail Bondsmen soon to become Dinosaurs ???

Local Law Enforcers Back Pre-Trial Program
In effect they fired a shot across the bow of the bail bondsmen not to push their bill again. File photo Last year a bill in the Florida House of Representatives would have abolished a program used in 28 counties to allow supervised release of persons ...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Note: Please let your membership know that I am involved in the following; Storyhouse Productions is currently interviewing Bounty Hunters for a new TV Show with myself as the Host for the series hour long show. It will deal with their most dangerous cases they've ever worked in their careers. How it works is I will interview them as actors re-enact their cases for them over that hour. There will be two ways the interviews can be shot with our guests. The first with the hunter in silloette so as not to be identified by face, or two, by actually being seen during the interview. The choice is theirs. Which ever they feel comfortable with. It will be nothing like the "Dog" show at all. The show will showcase what real bounty hunters face everyday in their careers. Not to mention that they should received new business out of it by being on the show for their businesses as agents.

Here is the contact info for your members to talk to the producers:

Genevieve Croteau

Storyhouse Productions

202-464-7217 Direct

202-342-1373 Main

202-342-3883 Fax

Miss Croteau is very interested in interviewing any hunter who would like to be on the show. USPBIA will get free plugs during the show listing me as one of your Life Members at its beginning and end. Tell those interested to tell Miss Croteau that I sent them to her.

This was all because my book, "Dane, a life and time thereof: First Bounty" has become a success finally. Attached you will find my tv ad on that book. Enjoy. By the way Billy, this invite to be on the show especially includes you. I'd love to get to interview you on the show.

All my best,

Don Hoofard, Sr., Author of the "Dane" novels, based on the life and times of their author.

Life Member : USPBIA

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Charges Dropped on false inprisonment

Bondsman's false imprisonment charge dismissed
Spencer Daily Reporter
The charge against the 52-year-old Angle, of AAA Freedom Bail Bonds, stemmed from events that allegedly occurred Oct. 7-8, 2009. According to the original Clay County Sheriff's report, Angle and Terry Henderson, 45, assisted Clint Robinson in bonding ...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Grandma Bounty hunter skills

Grandma uses bounty hunting skills to scare off burglars
(Source: WFMJ/NBC) WARREN, OH (WFMJ/NBC) - Two burglars will tell you not to mess with grannies after a 74-year-old Ohio woman attacked them with a skillet Saturday - especially when it turns out that granny is a former bounty hunter. ...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Are Bounty Hunters without common sense?

Bail bond agents chase after fugitive in Walmart with guns drawn, cited by police
(KKCO) -- Two bail bond agents who went after a suspected criminal this week at a local store are now facing criminal charges themselves. 32-year-old James Woods and 21-year-old Lee Turner were cited by Grand Junction Police for reckless endangerment ...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bounty Hunters to be charged for being stupid!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We Got Him! San Antonio Hunters do it again!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bondsmen, bounty hunters not what TV, movies portray them to be

WARRENSBURG, Mo.--When some people picture a bounty hunter, they may imagine a gun-toting cowboy riding through the Wild West on a horse, donning a trench coat, boots and a cowboy hat, and holding up a wanted poster; or perhaps Gerard Butler chasing after Jennifer Anniston in the recent movie “The Bounty Hunter.”

However, neither of these are accurate depictions of modern day bounty hunters.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Need Insurance?

  1. Do you have a professional liability insurance policy available for bail enforcement agents (bounty hunters, fugitive recovery agents, etc.)?

We offer both commercial liability and professional liability for bounty hunters, fugitive recovery agents, etc. We provide specialty coverages such as weapons coverage, wrongful entry, wrongful seizure, abuse and molestation, and more. We have also created a personal liability protection. This coverage only costs a few hundred dollars a year and protects an individual from civil suits. We provide legal defense and if a claim results we will pay up to the limits that an insured has selected. This personal protection is additional coverage for employees to protect them when a suit is brought against them individually.

  1. What, specifically, does this policy cover?

Our policy covers the named insured and any additional scheduled employees.

  1. Who is underwriting the policy and are they a reputable entity? Are they rated?

The majority of our policies are written through Prime Insurance which has an AM Best rating of B++ and has been in business for almost 30 years. If we do not go through Prime, Lloyds of London will be the carrier.

  1. How did you come to realize that a need existed for bail enforcement agents and private investigators who provide fugitive recovery services?

We are an excess and surplus lines brokerage that has been in business for nearly 30 years. Evolution has spent this time offering protection to those insureds in markets that other companies decline. We have provided coverage for all areas of law enforcement and security work and through discussions with insureds we realized that fugitive recovery is excluded from most policies.

  1. What are the requirements for a potential client to qualify for coverage?

We have no set requirements in order to be insured with us. We will look at any risk even if they are new to the business, have past claims or prior financial trouble. We offer lower rates for individuals with higher hours of training and more experience.

  1. What specific exclusions apply?

We have no set exclusions. We like to customize our policies in order to make sure that we cover all the areas that an insured will need protection.

  1. What policy limits and deductibles are available through this policy?

Again we offer customized policies so an individual can create the limits they need at a premium that works for them. We can range from a $50,000 aggregate to a $2,000,000 aggregate with different deductible options and sub-limits.

  1. Do you offer coverage for investigators and agents who carry a concealed firearm?

Yes we do. We offer this coverage for individuals licensed to carry a concealed weapon from police officers to bounty hunters.

  1. Do you offer legal defense and personal liability coverage?

Yes we do. We have created a separate branch just for our personal protection called Xinsurance. You can find out more about this at . We do not have to be your primary or business insurer to offer you our personal protection.

  1. Do you offer Errors and Omissions / Professional Liability policies written specifically for private investigators?

Yes we do. Again our customization of policies allows us to create policies for each individual we insure.

  1. Do you offer “gap coverage” in the event a potential client already has a professional liability policy but needs coverage for activities excluded from his or her current policy?

Filling in Gaps or exclusions has been one of our focuses for the last three decades. We fill in exclusions to allow individuals to keep as much of their business in the standard markets as possible. This provides them with lower premiums but insures they have coverage in all the areas it is needed. We can fill in exclusions with weapons coverage, assault and battery, abuse and molestation, wrongful acts, wrongful entry, non-owned auto, and more.

  1. In which states are these policies available?

We can do business in all 50 states.

  1. Where are you located?

We are located in Chicago, IL and we also have a location in Sandy, Utah

  1. How long have you been in business?

We have been in business for nearly 30 years.

  1. If our readers have questions concerning your services and insurance policies, what is the easiest way for them to get a hold of you?

I can be contacted at any of the information below.


Jeff Scott
Field Underwriter
Evolution Insurance Brokers
Phone: (801) 304-5581
Fax: (801) 233-5281

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In Defense of Bounty Hunting

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