Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams, who was arrested Tuesday for the second time in recent days after he allegedly threatened to kill his bodyguard, was granted bond Wednesday afternoon.
But authorities told Channel 2 Action News Williams violated the condition of his previous bond and won’t be leaving jail anytime soon.
A Hall County judge set bond at $60,000 and ordered Williams to stay away from the bodyguard and his family. As a condition of the bond, he cannot possess weapons, drugs or alcohol of any kind, the judge said.
Attorneys for Williams, 44, said he would surrender his passport while out on bond, but police told Channel 2 they seized seven weapons and drugs while executing a search warrant Tuesday. The added charge means Williams won’t be able to bond out as quickly as he may have thought.
Williams and two acquaintances allegedly confined and assaulted bodyguard Corey Dixon on Feb. 28, the day before he was arrested on a separate misdemeanor battery charge in Hall.
“It’s our understanding that Mr. Williams was encouraging our victim, Mr. Dixon, to engage in some criminal activity in the Atlanta area,” Hall sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Bailes said.
One acquaintance, Tatiana Smith, 24, allegedly choked Dixon and assaulted him with a baseball bat.
Deputies executed a search of Williams’ home Tuesday on Lake Breeze Lane in Gainesville. During the search, investigators found large quantities of marijuana and several firearms, Bailes said.
Williams was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and felony possession of marijuana.
Tatiana Smith was arrested on multiple charges that included aggravated assault, misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of the drug Alprazolam. She was not granted bond.
The second acquaintance, Lena Smith, 40, was arrested on a charge of felony possession of marijuana. She was granted $5,000 bond.
Williams was previously arrested Feb. 29 after a store employee at Leslie’s Pool Supplies on Dawsonville Highway told police the comedian punched him during an argument. Williams, who told TMZ he did what he had to do after the employee made a racist remark, was released on $5,000 bond in that incident.
That same week, Williams and about 15 members of his entourage and security team were accused of physically attacking and stealing cellphones from five women visiting Atlanta for the weekend.