An East Side woman has been charged with making false reports to police and discharging a firearm in the city.

Robyn J. Houk, 23, of 736 Countyline St. was charged after police were dispatched to the Oak and Chestnut street area about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.

Unable to locate anything, officers were directed by a resident to 736 Countyline St.

The owner told police he had been inside the house all night and had not heard any shots. Asked if he had any firearms, he told police he had only a .22-caliber gun.

However, officers searching the perimeter of the residents located three or four rounds that appeared to have been shot into the ground on the east side of the house.

Police said an officer located three 9 mm shell casings.

The man’s sister, Houk, who had been seated on the porch, told officers she had fired the weapon and then taken it to a wooded area down the street.

When officers asked her to take them to where she put the gun, she changed her story. Police said she told them that a friend, who she knew only as Poppy, had actually fired the weapon into the ground.

She said he then left the area, walking toward Ray Street.

She said she did not know Poppy’s real name but said he lived in Crestview Gardens.

(Email: nlowry@ncnewsonline.com)

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