tommy east sr
Tommy East Sr.

A 66-year-old Sanford man was arrested for shooting a pistol into the car of a man who was in his driveway to pick up a girlfriend at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Tommy East Sr. of Deep River Road was arrested at noon Tuesday, just over seven hours after discharging his gun at the vehicle and telling Tracey McKay of Kendale Road, “It’s time for you to leave.”

The arrest report courtesy of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office did not state whether McKay’s girlfriend was related to East in any way. According to the report, McKay was not struck by the gunfire, nor was he injured in the incident.

East was charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a motor vehicle. He’s currently being held without bond.