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PHOENIX – The owner of a bond-recovery company says an anonymous tip via text message led him and other armed bounty hunters to swarm the Phoenix police chief's home in search of a fugitive.
Brent Farley told Phoenix news station KNXV-TV (http://goo.gl/fMzWKM ) in a jailhouse interview that he and others wouldn't have gone to Chief Joe Yahner's home if they had known it was his. He says it's always possible tips won't be good.
Police arrested Farley after the Tuesday night incident. He faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.
Officers responded to a 911 call from Yahner's home, finding it surrounded by armed employees of two bond-recovery companies.
Farley says the anonymous tipster sent a text from an Oklahoma number to say a fugitive sought on drug charges in that state was at the chief's house.