Katt Williams Arrested For Burglary
Comedian Katt Williams was arrested outside of Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday night (November 8), following an incident that resulted in charges of burglary and criminal trespassing.
A deputy at the Coweta County jail, about 40 miles south of Atlanta, confirmed that Williams remains in custody morning (November 9).
According to Major James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified Newnan, Georgia homeowner called police around 9 p.m, alleging Williams had “gained entry by breaking into the home.”
Yarbrough, who did not have further details on the incident or the arrest, stated that jewelry was taken from the residence.
Authorities believe the entertainer is currently working on a film in the Atlanta area.
The arrest comes a year after Williams was arrested in New York City on weapons charges on November 5, 2008.
Williams was in New York for his debut performance at Carnegie Hall, which was scheduled for November 6.
In the early morning hours of that Thursday, however, NYPD officers pulled him over for driving a car without license plates.
Upon searching the car, police discovered a gun and proceeded to arrest Williams and others in his entourage.
The following week, the comedian allegedly underwent a mental health evaluation for possible hospital commitment after run-ins with city and county officials in Sumter, South Carolina.
On July 23, the New York City district attorney’s office moved to dismiss Williams’ gun charges because they could not “prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”
This latest incident also comes almost three years to the date since Williams was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on November 6, 2006, after authorities found a gun in his briefcase.
He pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm and received three years’ probation.
The 38-year-old actor/comedian, born Micah Williams, is scheduled for an arraignment Monday afternoon, where a magistrate is expected to set a bond amount for his release.