News: UPDATE: Katt Williams Released, Attorney Speaks On Comedian's Behalf [Audio]
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009 10:55AM
Comedian Katt Williams has reportedly been released from jail after posting bond yesterday (November 10) for burglary and trespassing charges he received in Georgia over the weekend.
The actor received multiple criminal charges Monday afternoon.
Williams has officially been charged with burglary and criminal trespassing by a magistrate in Coweta County, GA -- his bond was set at $41,150. Williams was arrested this morning, after cops say a man named Daniel Broach claimed the comedian broke into his home on Sunday night and stole $3,555 worth of jewelry and collectable coins. Broach told cops Katt used a crowbar to break into his home, which is around 38 miles southwest of Atlanta. UPDATE: Katt is free to roam -- we're told he just posted bond. (TMZ)
An attorney spoke on Williams' behalf via a statement.
"The case is still under investigation. We believe this is a -- contract dispute. Katt is actually leasing the property he has been accused of burglarizing as well as trespassing on. We are sure this will be worked out." (Bossip)
He was taken in by authorities Monday morning.
Williams was arrested in Georgia and charged with burglary and criminal trespassing. Williams is jailed in Coweta County which is southwest of Atlanta. Williams has had more than his share of trouble since achieving stardom. (Dayton Daily News)
The incident reportedly took place Sunday evening just outside of the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Coweta County Sheriff's Office Major James Yarbrough said the Sunday night incident happened at a home in Newnan, about 38 miles southwest of Atlanta. Yarbrough said the unidentified homeowner called police around 9 p.m. to report the comedian "gained entry by breaking into the home, and items were taken from the residence." Yarbrough said jewelry was taken, but did not have further details. (ABC News)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out the 911 phone call made by the victim below:
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