Man accused of pointing gun at Comcast workers, shooting man on the street in Clinton Township

Posted at 9:50 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 19:07:06-05

It took police three weeks to track down and arrest James Eichelburger after he pointed a gun at two Comcast employees and shot another man in separate incidents in Clinton Township.

The 21-year-old was arrested December 9 in Detroit by the Macomb County FBI Violent Crimes and Gang Task Force.

Eichelburger is being held at the Macomb County Jail. He was arraigned by video Monday at 41B District Court.

The two Comcast technicians were working on Village Road near 15 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Township on November 8.

Eichelburger approached them and said he wasn't happy with the company's service.

According to police, the workers ignored him and that's when Eichelburger pointed a handgun at them. He allegedly told the workers they had disrespected him.

Two days later, in the same area of the low income housing project, police say Eichelburger shot a 19-year-old Clinton Township resident in the chest after first firing a shot into the air.

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.

Citing Eichelburger's failure to appear on an earlier warrant, Magistrate Daniel J. Goulette set bond at $1 million on the assault with intent to murder and felony firearm charges.

The Magistrate also ordered a $75,000 bond for Eichelburger on the felonious assault charges against the Comcast workers.

If convicted of the attempted murder charge, Eichelburger could face up to life in prison.

He is due back in court on December 21 for a Probable Cause Conference.