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3 brothers arrested in domestic violence incident

PRESCOTT - Three brothers were arrested Wednesday, July 8, after authorities said they were involved in a domestic violence incident in which a shot was fired, according to a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Deputies responded to a call for a shot fired about 6:40 p.m. at a home in the 4700 block of Joan Drive in Diamond Valley, spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said, and met up with a 25-year-old woman, who claimed she knew nothing about the incident.

But, D'Evelyn said, several neighbors insisted the gunshot had come from that home. Deputies also were looking for a pickup they believed to be a suspect vehicle.

The deputies went back and talked to the woman again. They learned that the woman lived there with her 26-year-old boyfriend and her mother.

As they began to search for evidence of a gunshot or assault, the deputies were told the pickup, driven by the boyfriend, had been stopped on Highway 69 along with two other vehicles, occupied by three of the woman's brothers, Marcus Foster, 39; Louis Agnetti, 22; and John Agnetti, 20.

When the deputies began to question the men, she admitted that there had been an assault, D'Evelyn said.

The deputies were told that the woman's boyfriend had been "disrespectful" to her mother and the three brothers went to the home to confront him, D'Evelyn said.

"A verbal argument resulted and apparently Marcus Foster struck the victim in the face with a chain while both were outside the home," he said. "At some point during the assault, Louis Agnetti discharged a handgun but it is unknown if the victim was his intended target. It was also alleged that John Agnetti assaulted the victim using a baseball bat."

The boyfriend had visible injuries from the assault but refused medical treatment, D'Evelyn said.

A handgun was found in one of the suspect vehicles.

Foster was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Louis Agnetti was charged with discharging a firearm and disorderly conduct. John Agnetti was charged with disorderly conduct.

All three were booked into the Camp Verde jail and remain in custody.

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