Atlanta comedian Katt Williams has had a rough 2016 with multiple arrests and banishment from two Georgia counties. Charges issued against the 45-year-old stand-up artist include battery, theft, and criminal damage to property.
Here is a look at Katt Williams’ brushes with the law in 2016:
Feb. 28: Williams and about 15 members of his entourage and security team were accused of physically attacking and stealing cellphones from five women who were visiting Atlanta for the weekend.
March 8: Williams was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his bodyguard Feb. 28. Authorities said Williams and two acquaintances allegedly confined and assaulted Corey Dixon. “It’s our understanding that Mr. Williams was encouraging our victim, Mr. Dixon, to engage in some criminal activity in the Atlanta area,” a Hall County sheriff’s spokesman said. On March 9, authorities said Williams had violated the condition of a previous bond.
March: 12: “I am just like most Christians, under daily attack, but somehow holding up well,” Williams said after being released on bond from the Fulton County jail. “God’s grace is wonderful … we will have our day in court and we will be exonerated," he added.
April 27: Williams allegedly threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager in East Point, bloodying the man’s lip. Police responded to the incident at Spondivits on Virginia Avenue, then found Williams at a nearby Waffle House. He was booked on a battery charge.
Dec. 2: Williams was banned from Hall and Dawson counties and ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service in a negotiated deal after pleading no contest to some charges in connection with the alleged February assault against his bodyguard.
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