UPDATE: Charges filed in RC man domestic violence shooting

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — A Rutherford County man, Joshua Cuthbertson, has been charged with violating a domestic protection order and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill after he showed up at his ex-girlfriends home with a baseball bat and container of gasoline.

In the early morning hours of Monday, August 7, 2017, Joshua Cuthbertson went to his ex-girlfriend’s home and waited outside. When the dogs began barking, Keith Self came out of the residence to check why. Smelling the strong odor of gasoline Self-discovered Cuthbertson hiding behind his vehicle.

Cuthbertson allegedly attacked Self with the baseball bat hitting him multiple times in the head. Self fired upon in self-defense. Self reportedly rendered first aid to Cuthbertson until emergency personnel could arrive. Cuthbertson was transported to Spartanburg Regional for the treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.

Cuthbertson has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to kill and Violation of a Protection Order.