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3 arrested for marijuana grow after police standoff

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PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (CBS5) -

Three people have been arrested following a standoff with police in Prescott Valley.

Prescott Valley Police Department said officers were called to the 3400 block of Greg Drive on Sunday for a reported domestic assault.

A witness reported a woman ran from the home, was tackled by a man and then drug back into the home.

When officers arrived and surrounded the home, they heard a gunshot from inside.

As the SWAT team arrived, a woman, later identified as 32-year-old Lindsey Excell, came out of the home and said her handgun accidentally went off. She also told police there were two men in the home.

SWAT members called for the two men to come out of the home, and Eric Carozza, 39, surrendered.

SWAT personnel entered the home and found 59-year-old Steven Ambariantz inside and detained him.

Officers also found several marijuana plants growing in the backyard.

Carozza was booked for felony possession and cultivation of marijuana, felony unlawful imprisonment, misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor threatening and intimidating.

Excell was booked for felony possession and cultivation of marijuana, felony endangerment and felony recklessly discharging a firearm.

Ambariantz was booked for possession and cultivation of marijuana.

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