A protective order was served on Gary Lacy about an hour and a half before the incident at Kroger.
Sara noticed a silver object hanging out of his jacket pocket when he got out of his vehicle to walk to hers. She said he pulled the weapon out of his pocket and that she fled with her children when he fired the shot.
It wasn't clear if he shot at his wife and children or in another direction.
Bridgett Shamblin was traveling behind Gary Lacy's vehicle when she saw him throw a pistol from his car while he passed through the school zone in front of Point Harmony, where children were arriving for school.
The pistol landed on the road near the white line, Humphreys said. Shamblin saw it on the ground and pulled over. She was about to call 911 when she saw Sgt. E.S. Drennan approaching and stopped him. Drennan was on his way to help with Gary Lacy's arrest.
Shamblin told Drennan what she saw, and he found the gun, a .380 semi automatic pistol, lying on the road.
Lacy was charged with wanton endangerment for Thursday's incident and domestic assault for Sunday's incident.
He is being held at South Central Regional Jail on $27,000 bond.
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