DID CIVILIAN COURT SLAM 82ND AIRBORNE S/SGT
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It was the early morning hours one day in January 2012 when a "freaked-out" 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper opened fire on police and fire-fighters.
They had been called to his off-Fort Bragg apartment complex because of a small fire that started on a balcony near S/SGT Josh Eisenhauer's digs.
The two-tour combat vet of fighting in Afghanistan told investigators he thought he was still in the war zone when he awoke to hear sirens and smelled smoke. "I thought I was back there," he explained. The veteran NCO had been receiving treatment for severe PTSD.
GETS LONG STRETCH IN PRISON
A Cumberland County, N.C. judge didn't buy his explanation, saying the soldier needs to be punished for firing 24 rounds from his 9mm. handgun at the responding officers. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but the 33 year-old non-com suffered several superficial gun shot wounds during his four-hour stand-off with the civilian police.
"Ike" got at least ten years in prison and likely will be kicked out of the Army as soon as a hearing can be held at Fort Bragg later this month.
"It could have been even worse for him," a courtroom observer told MilitaryCorruption.com. "Josh had faced 15 counts of attempted murder before his defense attorney cut a plea-bargain deal with the prosecutor."
According to court papers, Eisenhauer pleaded guilty to assaulting the law enforcement officers and govt. officials in exchange for the attempted murder counts being dismissed.