MOREHEAD CITY, CARTERET COUNTY -

A woman has been sentenced to prison for firing a gun while at a mobile home park, then fleeing the state.

According to the Office of District Attorney Scott Thomas, 30-year-old Brandy Mullins, of Rogersville, Tenn., was convicted of discharging a a barreled weapon into occupied property. She was ordered to serve between 17 to 30 months in prison.

Investigators said the crime happened at Willis Mobile Home Park on Arendell Street in Morehead City on July 19, 2013.

Police said it all started when Mullins' alleged co-conspirator, Scott Jackson, argued with the victim, Dennis Rankin, earlier in the day in Atlantic Beach.

Jackson and Mullins later came to the mobile home park, said police. After an exchange of words, Mullins fired a .22 caliber pistol into the air, then handed the gun to Jackson and told him to fire at Rankin, according to investigators.

The bullet missed Rankin, but shattered a front door and entered a home, where Rankin's wife and grandchild were inside, said police. No injuries were reported.

Mullins and Jackson were arrested on July 27, 2013 after fleeing the state for Tennessee, investigators said. Jackson is still in the Carteret County Detention Center awaiting trial.