Soldier accused in standoff appears in court

Staff Sgt. Joshua P. Eisenhauer

January 25, 2012 3:52:56 PM PST
A Fort Bragg soldier charged with firing shots at firefighters and police during a standoff was in a Cumberland County courtroom Wednesday.

Now, 12 days since the standoff, Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer came to court still wearing the scars from that long and dangerous night outside his apartment.

Eisenhauer is facing 15 counts of attempted first degree murder. He's accused of using his high-powered rifle to shoot at police and firefighters from his third floor balcony at the Austin Creek Apartments.

Two police officers suffered minor injuries before police shot and wounded Eisenhauer, ending the four-hour long standoff.

Eisenhauer spent time as an 82nd Airborne paratrooper, but since November he's been assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion Unit, which helps ease physically or mentally wounded soldiers back to civilian life.

Eisenhauer's command officers from Fort Bragg were in the courtroom Wednesday. The soldier's father was there as well.

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