Hawkins couple nabbed on N.C. shooting warrants

Jeff Bobo • Jul 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County couple wanted in North Carolina in connection with a shooting earlier this month were arrested Saturday by a persistent deputy who kept a close eye on their residence.

Scott Eugene “Scottie” Jackson, 33, and Brandy Michelle Mullins, 31, both of 1732 Pressman’s Home Road, Rogersville, appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court Monday on their fugitive warrants.

Both waived their extradition hearings, and as of Tuesday remained in the Hawkins County Jail awaiting extradition to Morehead City, N.C.

Jackson’s ex-wife, Crystal Rankin, spoke to HCSO Sgt. Scott Alley last week because she knew Jackson and Mullins lived in Hawkins County.

Based on that conversation, Alley did some checking and learned that Jackson was wanted for allegedly shooting into Rankin’s residence in Morehead City on July 19; and Mullins was wanted for aiding and abetting.

After receiving the call from Rankin, Alley began watching the Jackson/Mullins residence, but there weren’t home.

“We kept an eye on their place, and had a description of their car,” Alley told the Times-News Tuesday. “They hadn’t been there for about a week. On Saturday, I drove out by there and the car was there, so we obtained some warrants for fugitive from justice on both of them and served the warrants.”

Jackson is charged in Morehead City with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and property damage. Mullins is charged with aiding and abetting.

Morehead City police told Alley that Jackson and Mullins had an altercation there with Rankin and her husband.

“It turned physical, during which time Brandy had a firearm,” Alley said. “She supposedly fired it up into the air one time and then handed the gun to Scottie and told him to go finish it. He walked up to the residence and fired through the front door at one of the victims who was in the mobile home.”

According to news reports from Morehead City, there were two adults and two small children in the home at the time of the shooting.

HCSO Chief Deputy Tony Allen commended Alley for his persistence, which paid off with the arrest of two dangerous fugitives.

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