After nearly 48 hours of searching, Los Angeles police finally got hold of elusive comedian Katt Williams and arrested him for going ghost on a scheduled court appearance earlier this week.
While details are still emerging, Williams reportedly got held on just over $100,000 bail bond.
The 41-year-old comedian, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, had failed to show up for his arraignment in Sacramento on Monday. His bail was set at $100,500. The appearance stems from a pursuit he was involved in with Sacramento police in November. California Highway Patrol officers say Williams failed to stop after he was spotted driving on a three-wheeled motorcycle outside a Sacramento hotel. Officials say Williams nearly hit five people during the chase. (ABC Local)
Despite the pricey amount, Williams has since posted bail and been released.
Katt was released from custody late last night — and on his way out of jail, he explained the situation to TMZ. According to Katt, he was only arrested because he couldn’t be in two courtrooms at once … and chose the case that was more important to him — the case involving the custody of his children. But when asked if the judge awarded him custody of his children, Katt explained, “No, I actually don’t [have custody] … the lady who tried to take ‘em and lost in court twice, they gave ‘em to her.” (TMZ)
Reports of Katt dodging a scheduled court appearance and having a warrant issued for his arrest bubbled online yesterday.
A Sacramento judge issued the bench warrant today after the comedian failed to show up for his arraignment, stemming from his crazy three-wheeled police chase back in November. The D.A.’s office has charged Katt with evading a police officer while driving in a reckless manner, a felony. As we previously reported, Katt’s accused of leading police on a wild chase through the streets of Sacramento … while riding a three-wheeled motorcycle. (TMZ)
Coincidentally, Katt had an arrest warrant issued for him around mid-December.
Katt Williams is officially a wanted man … because a Seattle judge just issued a warrant for the comedian’s arrest. Katt didn’t show for his arraignment today on assault, harassment, and obstruction charges stemming from his bar fight in Seattle on December 2nd. TMZ broke the story … Katt was arrested following the fight, during which he allegedly threatened a bar manager with a pool cue … and threw a cigarette at a woman. A rep for the Washington State Attorney’s office says Katt’s attorney was there, and claimed his client didn’t attend due to a “medical issue.” That excuse didn’t fly with the judge … who immediately issued the bench warrant. (TMZ)
Just a couple weeks ago, Williams and close friend Marion “Suge” Knight reportedly got involved in a club brawl.
On Saturday, December 29, Williams, who was fresh from jail, was spotted outside Hollywood club Eden with Knight. Something bad went down between Knight and a bunch of people. While Knight settled his problem, Williams walked a few feet away behind the dumpsters. However, things escalated as Knight threw a punch at someone. Williams fled the scene when someone chased him. He went into a white SUV that was driven by Knight. The car almost knocked some people out when it left the parking space. (Ace Showbiz)