( 4UMF NEWS ) Katt Williams Arrested Again:
Comedian Katt Williams is back behind bars in Georgia. The troubled funnyman was booked into Hall County Jail on Tuesday afternoon after allegedly beating down one of his own bodyguards after the man refused to “engage in criminal activity as directed by Williams,” the Hall County sheriff said in a news release.
Jail records show that the 42-year-old Williams was booked on charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and terroristic threats.
Bodyguard Corey Dixon was taken to Williams house late last month and beaten with a baseball bat and choked by 24-year-old Tatiana Smith, the release says. Williams himself also threatened to kill the bodyguard during the attack, authorities say.
A search warrant executed at Williams’ home on Lake Breeze Lane in Gainesville uncovered marijuana and several guns, according to authorities.
Smith was also arrested Tuesday, records show, on charges of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and possession of Alprazolam. Another woman, 40-year-old Lena Smith, has been arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.
All three are being held in jail without bond. A committal hearing is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.
On the same day as the alleged Feb. 28 attack at his home, Williams, along with a group of 15 people, allegedly robbed five women at gunpoint in Atlanta, attorney Loletha Hale told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
And the next day, Williams, whose real first name is Micah, was arrested in a different assault in Gainesville, Ga. In that case, the comedian is accused of punching a pool store employee who Williams claimed used the N-word during a disagreement.
“He thought that when he was having a conversation with me that I was in his pool store to rob it,” Williams told TMZ at the time. “When I put 30 items on the counter, he then thought it was just a ploy to distract him.”
Williams was booked on a battery charge and later bailed out so he could go to Los Angeles, where he was needed in court to face charges from a 2014 fight with a man near LAX Airport. Williams was also caught on tape Sunday starting a brawl at a Beanie Siegel concert in Philadelphia, TMZ reported.
He also faces a felony robbery rap, along with jailed rap mogul Suge Knight, for allegedly stealing a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills in 2014.