(04/30/2016)
A man is behind bars Friday after he attempted to shoot a man inside the home of his ex-girlfriend.

According to the Roane County Sheriff's Department, Lucas Casto, 33, entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and child in Roane County Thursday night while they were asleep.

Once inside the home, he discovered his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend inside the home.

Casto pulled out a gun and shot at the boyfriend twice, but the gun would not fire. A loaded round was ejected from the gun and left on scene.

Deputies say Casto then fled from the home and disposed of his weapon about 5 miles down the road.

Casto was picked up at the Sheetz in Ripley Friday morning.

He's being charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment, child neglect creating injury, burglary, and brandishing a deadly weapon.

He is in Central Regional Jail with bond yet to be set.


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