Bounty hunter sentenced in bizarre raid on former police chief’s home

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Brent Farley (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Brent Farley (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Former Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner's home was mistakenly raided in August 2015. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Former Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner's home was mistakenly raided in August 2015. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) -

A bounty hunter who raided the home of a former Phoenix police chief has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

Brent Farley had pleaded guilty to one count of 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.

Judge Sherry Stephens sentenced Farley on Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

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Farley was leading a team of bounty hunters looking for a suspect on the night of the raid in August of 2015.

He said he had asked for the public’s help through Facebook and received a tip shortly after.  

Video shot by the team of bounty hunters shows the hostile wake-up call at Chief Joseph Yahner’s house. The chief, yelling back at the bounty hunters, appeared in his doorway armed with a baton.

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

Farley said during a jailhouse interview that he didn’t realize the address in the tip belonged to the chief of police.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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