- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - A man was sentenced to probation for his guilty plea in a 2015 incident in which nearly a dozen armed bounty hunters looking for a fugitive swarmed the home of Phoenix’s then-police chief.

Brent Leroy Farley had pleaded guilty to an attempted bail bond agent violation.

An attorney for the 44-year-old Farley has said his client made the plea because he didn’t have the proper licensing to be a bounty hunter when he orchestrated the raid.

Five others charged in the case have pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Bounty hunters mistakenly went to the home of now-retired Police Chief Joe Yahner after they were sent there by a text message to look for a suspect.

The bounty hunters mistakenly believed a fugitive wanted in Oklahoma was in the house.



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