Fort Bragg Soldier Faces Charges After Standoff

A staff sergeant at Fort Bragg faces 15 counts of attempted first-degree murder after a standoff between him and police at an apartment complex.

Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said Saturday that Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer also faces six counties of assaulting a law enforcement officer with a firearm and nine counts of assaulting a government official with a firearm.

The charges were filed after a standoff began Friday night between a man and police, who were called to the apartment complex because firefighters said they couldn't enter any apartments to respond to a fire call.

MacRoberts said the man shot at officers, who returned fire. When they got into the apartment, they found a man on the kitchen floor.

Eisenhauer is in critical but stable condition at a hospital.


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  • by Luis Location: Greenville on Jan 15, 2012 at 04:31 AM
    The military needs to take more steps in helping soldiers coming out of war with severe PTSD. We owe our soldiers the best possible care when they get back.
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jan 14, 2012 at 07:31 PM
    If you have not served in combat, well you dont understand what our military men and women are going through. As a combat vet myself, I can relate to what military people are going through once they return home. Most the military returning home dont commit crime.
  • by Former Soldier Location: Local on Jan 14, 2012 at 04:17 PM
    People wake up! Soldiers that have been gone for months and years fighting wars is displaying stress that you wouldn't understand if you have never been there. Many wifes and girlfriends tried their best to wait but many could not and other men entered their life causing great madness on the soldier. War is hell because i have been there and drama met me at the door. If a crime have been committed by a soldier then justice must be serve; again, remember this are young soldiers who felt in love before they went to war and the stress of post war have led them out of control. VA need to give them all a serious medical review because war is hell. Sorry to say, but more stories of crimes will be committed by former war soldiers.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012 at 06:28 PM in reply to Former Soldier
      On the flip side, the majority come back and don't commit crimes. Its tought, its terrible but its also not an excuse. I know you said justice should be servered but why do people alsways attribute a solider or Marine commiting a crime to the stress of going over seas?
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      by Military Spouse on Jan 14, 2012 at 07:15 PM in reply to Former Soldier
      Glad someone is putting the truth on here and what hell this soldier is likely to have gone through, instead of some ignorant news reporter making him look bad.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2012 at 08:38 PM in reply to Military Spouse
        He mentioned wifes and girlfriends. The two or three thigns I've seen about this doesn't mention anything about that. How do we know why he did it?
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