Man facing attempted murder charges in Sept. incident

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Michael Irwin


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CURRITUCK – A Currituck County man arrested approximately four months ago for allegedly firing a shotgun in the midst of a domestic dispute is facing new charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Michael Jame Eisenhaur Irwin, 23, was indicted on Jan. 9 by a Currituck grand jury. The grand jury charged Irwin with trying to kill his wife and their juvenile daughter, Currituck Superior Court records show.

Additionally, the records show the grand jury indicted Irwin on a charge of committing assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill the daughter. Irwin, whose most recent address was in Jamesville, went free on Jan. 17 on a $150,000 secured bond after turning himself in at the Currituck Sheriff's Office.

Irwin was already accused in Currituck District Court papers of firing a 12-gauge shotgun into a room over a garage while occupied by a woman on Sept. 7 in the 800 block of Waterlily Road.

He was also accused in District Court papers of firing the shotgun in the presence of the daughter after he told her he was going to kill the woman. He was also cited for allegedly damaging a Lincoln Town Car while firing the shotgun.

Currituck Chief Deputy Matt Beickert on Monday said Irwin, after arriving home, had allegedly become enraged and had allegedly cursed the wife. Beickert said the wife and the daughter were able to hide from Irwin and said the wife called the 911 emergency operator.

A sheriff's incident report stated there was $500 worth of damage to the car and $500 worth of structural damage.

District Court records showed Irwin's bond was set at $70,000, secured. Irwin posted the bond four days before appearing before District Judge Robert Trivette on Sept. 13.