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With No Report Released, WRUL News Digs for Truth in Graham Escape Following April Sentencing

Sunday, May 5  2019

Report by Jc Tinsley

EDIT:  Timeline corrected courtesy of States Attorney Denton Aud

After following up on a story that’s seemingly been on the down low for the past 3 weeks, details are finally trickling in, though not from the

Graham’s original July, 2018 White County Jail mug shot

sources we have typically come to rely on.  30 year old Cedrick J Graham showed up to White County court on April 15th for a sentencing hearing.  His crimes occurred in both July of 2018 prior to his 30th birthday and again in December of 2018.  Graham was facing 4 charges including 3 Felony counts of Aggravated Battery as well as an additional misdemeanor charge of Criminal Damage to Property from July 2018 as well as 2 felony counts of escape for violating his house arrest In December.  Two of the Aggravated Battery Charges were dismissed by the state while the rest of the charges stuck and Judge Scott Webb sentenced Graham to 10 years total with credit for 229 days served.

This seemingly prompted the freshly convicted Graham to attempt escape knocking Deputy Sheila Headlee down in the process.  Another officer, Deputy Randy Graves was injured in the subsequent pursuit.  Graham made it all the way to the river and jumped in before being captured.  New charges were filed 8 days later on the afternoon of April 24th.

A week from this Wednesday on May 15th, Graham will find himself in court once again facing those 5 additional charges ranging from Escape to Aggravated Battery and also Resisting a Peace Officer which will most likely add more time behind bars.

We appreciate the assistance of White County States Attorney Denton Aud for clarifying the timeline of the events above.