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Katt Williams

Arrested

In L.A.

1/9/2013 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katt Williams was just arrested in L.A., TMZ has learned -- after blowing off a court date in Sacramento.

As we previously reported, a Sacramento judge issued a bench warrant for Katt's arrest yesterday when the comedian failed to show up for his arraignment, stemming from his wild 3-wheeled police chase back in November.  He's been charged with evading a police officer while driving recklessly, a felony.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the LAPD was aware Katt was a wanted man and when detectives spotted him outside his Los Angeles home, they placed him under arrest.

We're told Katt was fully cooperative with police.

He's currently being held on $100,500 bail. 

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6:14 AM PT -- Katt was released from custody late last night -- and on his way out of jail, he explained the situation to TMZ.

According to Katt, he was only arrested because he couldn't be in two courtrooms at once ... and chose the case that was more important to him -- the case involving the custody of his children.

But when asked if the judge awarded him custody of his children, Katt explained, "No, I actually don't [have custody] ... the lady who tried to take 'em and lost in court twice, they gave 'em to her." 

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147 COMMENTS

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16.

VictoriaGirl    

Gee heres a wacky idea, how about instead of being held on $150,000 bail, he be held without bail until his next court appearance. Good idea right

623 days ago
17.

stu    

He a crazzzzy cat just like Flavor Flav.
They should do a reality show.

623 days ago
18.

taffy84    

Don't think suge can bail you out of this one. That bail is to rich for his blood

623 days ago
19.

ts    

I wonder if his big daddy suge knight will bail him out again. I wonder what he does to suge for all the bail money.

623 days ago
20.

pak1    

Why is TMZ wasting time on this pseudo celebrity hood rat

623 days ago
21.

YouPhuckingSheep    

ILLUMINATI WANT HIS MIND, SOUL AND BODY.

623 days ago
22.

WatcherOne    

It's like ground hog day ...

623 days ago
23.

GLaDOS    

I'm sure he'll be blaming racism for his arrest, as usual.

623 days ago
24.

Clarissa    

AGAIN!!!!

623 days ago
25.

Annatude29    

Someone help this man before he explodes!! Can we say train wreck boys and girls?!?

623 days ago
26.

wagorgeguy    

Some one should kill this fool and put his sorry ass out of our misery. His momma must be dead or so
discusted.

623 days ago
27.

Twiz    

Now we wait fot his claims of racism by the police. Lets hope they keep his sorry ass locked up for a LONG time!!

623 days ago
28.

Jamie0910    

I hate when people bitch about what tmz does a story on. This is a gossip forum!

623 days ago
29.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

I swear he has that same surprised look in every picture

623 days ago
30.

Bilderberg1776    

I use to like Katt but hes acting up. Somebody call Tyler Perry ask him to put on a dress and a wig then go talk to this man.lmao

623 days ago
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