LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III reduced bail Wednesday from $50,000 to $5,000 for Kameron Graham, a Niagara Falls man arrested last week on charges of possessing a stolen handgun and of menacing his brother with it.
The case against Graham, 23, of Jordan Gardens, was moved from Niagara Falls City Court to a county grand jury Friday, court officials said. Graham was arrested July 20 and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and menacing after an incident in which he allegedly showed his 21-year-old brother a gun during an argument. Police were called, Graham consented to a search of his clothing, and a loaded .22-caliber handgun was found, Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said. The gun had been reported stolen in Niagara County in 2010, she added. Caldwell told Murphy that she could agree with lowering bail, but to $15,000, not $5,000.
Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr., who suggested the $5,000 figure, said Graham has no prior criminal record and never pointed the gun at his brother. Faso said Graham, after posting bail, would be moving to live with his stepmother on McKoon Avenue in the Falls. City Judge Angelo J. Morinello, who set the original bail, also imposed an order of protection directing Graham to stay away from his brother.