News: UPDATED: Katt Williams' Arrest Confirmed, Comedian Not Carrying Shotgun

Saturday, Dec 5, 2009 9:00AM

Written by Biz Jones

More details have begun to circulate on the arrest of comedian Katt Williams yesterday (December 4) that suggest he was, in fact, arrested but not on charges of possessing a shotgun.

Georgia police officials have given an update on the situation.

Katt Williams did not have a shotgun on his person when police arrived at a Georgia Walmart earlier today, this according to the Newnan Police Department. Newnan Deputy Police Chief Rodney Riggs tells TMZ Katt was handcuffed, put in the back of a police car and questioned about an alleged altercation in the Walmart parking lot -- but Riggs says Williams was released at the scene and never officially booked. (TMZ)

Early reports suggested a fight broke out between Williams' entourage and another crew.

The comedian was arrested just minutes ago, and he's being taken to Coweta County jail. Word has it that a few members of his crew were taken into custody too. Reportedly, there was an incident with another entourage, but there's no word on what actually happened or what charges Katt is being booked on. Sources say that six police cars were called to a Wal-Mart parking lot because of the run-in. Katt was one of about 12 men who were rounded up. (S2Magazine)

A spokesperson that covered the event also gave details yesterday.

Gina Lau Snider, spokeswoman for the City of Newnan, said police responded to a disturbance call around 2 p.m. but is unclear as to who made the call and what the disturbance could actually be. "Some of the news media are reporting the incident is involving an 18-wheeler possibly owned by Williams, but I don't know if that is the case," she said. (Atlanta Constitution-Journal)

Reports claimed Williams had been questioned for an extensive period of time.

Authorities questioned Williams for hours about the incident. Police said they responded to a disturbance call at Wal-Mart store parking lot in Newnan Friday afternoon. Investigators said Williams was involved in the disturbance, and was held for questioning in the incident. (My Fox Atlanta)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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