Katt William Arrested & Jailed After Allegedly Assaulting Driver Over Argument About Him & His Dog
Not so good news for Katt Williams (real name Micah Williams), over the weekend, the 47-year-old comedian was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver. As of Sunday evening, he was still in jail.
According to reports, Katt and the driver had some type of argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. The incident happened at Atlantic Aviation, which handles private planes at Portland International Airport.
Portland police say that the driver suffered swelling and cuts on his face and was treated at a hospital.
Katt has been charged with assault in the fourth degree, and an arraignment is scheduled for Monday. He also was arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia.
The incident happened at Atlantic Aviation, which handles private planes at Portland International Airport, police said. An employee who answered the phone Sunday said her boss had told workers not to discuss the case.
Williams won the Emmy Award last month for guest actor in a comedy series for his appearance in “Atlanta,” a TV show about two cousins in Atlanta’s rap scene.
His arrest comes more than a year after Williams was sentenced to three years of probation in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to stealing a celebrity photographer’s camera. Prosecutors said in April 2017 that he also needed to attend anger management classes.
In 2016, Williams got five years of probation after pleading no contest in Georgia to assault and battery tied to allegations he threatened a bodyguard while an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat.