News: Katt Williams Chased By Police, Multiple Arrest Warrants Issued
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010 2:00PM
Comedian Katt Williams has reportedly been issued two arrest warrants in relation to assault charges dating back to last November.
According to reports, the warrants were initially filed last month.
Arrest warrants for battery and false imprisonment were issued last month for Katt in Fulton County, GA, stemming from an alleged incident at the Four Seasons Hotel the night of November 12. According to the police report, Merion Powers claims Katt invited him to the hotel to discuss a debt -- when Powers sensed trouble was brewing he pressed the record button on his cell phone. According to the report, "Mr. Williams was on audio recording stating that he did physically strike Mr. Power's once in the nose" and that Powers' nose "did show signs of swelling." Katt was never arrested -- but warrants were issued on December 28. (TMZ)
Williams recently defended himself for being arrested by Georgia police at a Wal-Mart shopping center.
"This guy's saying he's her boyfriend and he's brought his family with him," Williams told media. "Now one of them has a holster and a pocket full of bullets and a pistol. So I tell them, let's step outside. Once they get me outside and there's six of them and of of me. Then all of a sudden, they calling the sheriff to tell the sheriff I got guns and I'm the problem...This is a witch hunt, it's getting to the point where I feel like I'm being persecuted because this don't make no sense. You can't act like I'm a trouble maker, I been here for two months, I ain't been to a club yet." (Action News 2)
Police officials said Williams had not been charged.
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.
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)
No further details have been revealed as of now.