Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested after waving handgun around children at party _lowres

Cedrick Graham was booked on counts of of aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and disturbing the peace.

A convicted felon was arrested Sunday after he was accused of waving a gun and making threats at a small party with several children present, the Sheriff’s Office said.

An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy responded to 911 calls from two people about Cedrick Graham, 43, who they said was waving a gun and threatening people at a party on Starboard Drive Sunday evening, the deputy said in a report.

One caller told the deputy Graham was “hitting” on her, but she was not interested so he began cursing and left. When he returned, Graham got out of his vehicle, brandishing a handgun and began to yell that someone had his weed and “anyone can catch a bullet,” the report says.

More than nine children were present at the party as Graham waved the gun around, according to the report.

The caller said Graham cocked the gun, made more threats and then left the area, the report says.

The other caller told the deputy that Graham started screaming curse words at everyone at the party “for no reason.” He left, but then returned with a handgun and threatened everyone, the report says.

When Graham was arrested, he said he did get into an argument with the first caller “but only because the female victim wanted him” and he did not want her, and “everyone else was a liar,” the affidavit says. The deputy noted a strong smell of alcohol on Graham’s breath.

The Criminal Investigation Unit confirmed that Graham had several previous felony convictions, one of which was aggravated battery.

Graham, of 1435 Jasper Ave., Baton Rouge, was booked on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and disturbing the peace, according to the affidavit of probable cause.