MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – Deputies said a man who shot three women Tuesday in McDowell County has been taken into custody.
According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a residence on Jacktown Road in reference to a shooting.
Upon arrival, deputies found three women suffering from gunshot wounds. The women were treated for their injuries.
The suspect, identified as 50-year-old Joseph Hartwell Jr. fled the scene. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were able to locate Hartwell’s wrecked vehicle on Asheworth Road and began a search on foot.
Hartwell was located in a nearby wooded area and taken into custody,
He is being charged with three counts of felonious attempted murder and three counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury.
Hartwell is being held under no bond.