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Woman in Snapchat shooting sentenced to 5 years in prison

Sierra Tarbutton was has been taken into custody. (Photo: HPD)

HOUSTON -- Sierra Tarbutton, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to deadly conduct for allegedly discharging a firearm.

A video of Tarbutton and a male accomplice went viral on Snapchat earlier this year. The video showed the pair firing a weapon out of a moving car in a west Houston neighborhood.

Tarbutton and 29-year-old Michael Anthony Cuellar were arrested and charged in early October.

Police said Tarbutton was taken into custody at her mothers home.

"There were some abandoned buildings that were alleged to have been shot at, that's what I've heard," said her attorney at the time of her arrest. "I think deadly conduct is overblown."

Old mugshots of Snapchat shooting video suspects

Related: Snapchat video shows man, woman firing guns from moving car in W. Houston

Charging documents stated Cuellar goes by the name "Money Mike" and is a local drug dealer and rapper. They also state Tarbutton has threatened a public servant in the past.

A judge denied Tarbutton bail in part because she had a prior arrest.

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