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Two Arrested After Barricading Themselves Inside Someone Else’s Home In Cordes Lakes

L) McKenzie Wilbanks. R) Andrew Smith
L) McKenzie Wilbanks. R) Andrew Smith

Two people were arrested early Thursday after barricading themselves inside someone else’s home in Cordes Lakes. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home on Horseshoe Lane at around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 claiming someone was in the home when it was supposed to be empty. When deputies arrived they contacted a man who said he had given a man and woman a ride to that address, but didn’t know them. Deputies checked on the house and found an open door. They yelled inside the home and a man answered back that he was refusing to come out. The homeowner told YCSO officials no one was supposed to be in the house and gave them permission to go inside. Deputies learned the man was 34-year-old Andrew Dean Smith. Also inside with him was 22-year-old McKenzie Raye Wilbanks, both are from Cordes Lakes. Deputies tried to enter the home through the front door, but it was blocked by furniture. When they finally entered the home through another door, they saw Smith standing in the hallway. He then went to a bedroom and barricaded himself and Wilbanks inside. The two refused to come out until around 1 a.m. Thursday when they were finally taken into custody without incident. Smith had a warrant out of Prescott and Wilbanks had a warrant out of Prescott Valley. Both were booked into the Camp Verde Jail for trespassing, burglary, criminal damage, resisting arrest and the warrants.

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