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FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) — A cache of weapons was found at a southwest Florida home when Lee County deputies went to check on reports of a violent fight between a husband and wife.

Deputies said 37-year-old Dashnor Elezi choked and elbowed his wife during an argument, then shoved a towel in her mouth while allegedly holding her nose so she would pass out.

Elezi’s wife told Lee County deputies Saturday that her husband had an arsenal of weapons and gave them consent to search the house.

Authorities said they found 24 firearms, ammunition, explosive materials and detonators. They even found a rocket propelled grenade launcher.

Elezi faces several charges including domestic battery, possession of explosives and resisting arrest.

Federal authorities were also alerted.

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