Katt Williams (Credit: Gainesville Times)

The year of Katt Williams: timeline of 2016 arrests

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.

Feb. 29: Williams was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in Gainesville after a pool supply store employee told authorities he was punched during an argument.

This police booking photo released by the Gainesville Police Department on Monday, March 1, 2016 shows comedian Katt Williams after being arrested following an alleged altercation with an employee of a pool supply business. Hall County sheriff’s Deputy Nicole Bailes said in an email that Williams faces a misdemeanor battery charge and was being held on $5,000 bond. (AP Photo/Gainesville Police Department)

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.

Katt Williams was arrested on March 8, 2016 by the Hall County Sheriff's Office on charges of terroristic threats, false imprisonment and aggravated assault.
Photo: AP Photo/Courtesy of the Hall County Sheriff's Office

March 11: Williams was transferred to the Fulton County jail from Hall County. He was charged with entering an auto, theft by taking and simple battery in connection with the cellphone incident.

Katt Williams was booked into Fulton County Jail Friday (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office).

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.

March 23: A video showed Williams in a fight with an Atlanta teenager. He was in the Atlanta projects handing out cash and allegedly threw the first punch.

Comedian Katt Williams is caught on video fighting a teen in Atlanta. (Credit: Facebook)

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.

Katt Williams was released from the East Point Law Enforcement Center at 12:30 a.m. on $1,000 bond. (Credit: East Point Police Department)

July 24: Katt Williams was arrested after a spat with a female employee of the Sportsmen’s Lodge, a Ventura Boulevard hotel, according to the Los Angeles Times. He appeared in court in August.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Katt Williams in Los Angeles Superior Court for his arraignment on October 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Williams and Marion 'Suge' Knight are charged with robbery and criminal threats after allegedly stealing a photographer's camera during an incident September 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Sept. 15: Williams was jailed in Fulton County on a charge of criminal damage to property in the second degree. He was released on a $10,000 signature bond.

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.

Williams’ attorney said he pleaded no contest Thursday to some charges in connection with an alleged assault of his bodyguard.

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