Ft. Bragg soldier gets 10-18 years after shooting at police and firefighters


FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — Joshua Eisenhauer was sentenced to 10-18 years in prison and three years of probation on Thursday.

The sentencing comes after a January 13,, 2012 incident at Eisenhauer’s home, when he shot multiple rounds at police and fire fighters.

Eisenhauer’s parents told the court, the military failed their son. Defense attorneys argued Eisenhauer developed a severe case of PTSD following a tour in Afghanistan. A fellow soldier testified saying he and Eisenhauer witnessed an IED detonation, killing two soldiers nearby.

The state argued that Eisenhauer has issues with authority and substance abuse.

Prior to the judge’s sentencing, Eisenhauer said he apologized for his actions and he’s glad no one was seriously injured other than himself.

Jim Ammons, Chief Presiding Judge of Cumberland County then offered his sentence, including 10-18 years in prison, followed by three years of probation.

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