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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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31.

Hohan    

OK everybody, all together now: "What a chump!"

551 days ago
32.

Sjango    

Only need 10% of 100k dumbass

551 days ago
33.

Moment of Clarity    

Katt's mouth is always wide open. He's either a "mouth breather" or developing "meth mouth".

551 days ago
34.

That Pop Life..yeah..    

...and by 1:00am pt.he'll be release.

551 days ago
35.

PokerStar    

Squat and cough. Who's laffing now mf'er?

551 days ago
36.

Kanye East    

He was probably too stoned to face the jury.

551 days ago
37.

Lo From Wisco    

This is sad. Katt is a funny guy, his old stand up is amazing. I genuinely hope he gets the help he needs in jail and/or in therapy. Some people just need help getting back on their feet.They always say comedians are some of the most dark and damaged people inside.

551 days ago
38.

Cynic    

arrested yet again will be free again in no time.

lock the idot up for 10 years and give us a break

551 days ago
39.

Clo    

This dude better pc up in jail.

551 days ago
40.

Moment of Clarity    

Katt's clown costume/thrift store gear is NOT workin'. Please get this man some help!

551 days ago
41.

allicat    

Shocking!

551 days ago
42.

PokerStar    

As Kevin Hart says: "Alright, Alright, Alright!" LMAO Katt can only bail out so many times y'all. He will recognize when they hand him a green balony sammich tho ! Too funny, Katt makin the rounds in county like a baby momma wantin a check.

551 days ago
43.

Kaveman    

T O T A L
D I R T B A G

551 days ago
44.

campy    

I think this guy is consciously trying to be a LiLo or B. Spears. Train wreck, failing career, publicity now and when pulling himself "together". Put a lid on this guy.

551 days ago
45.

joann    

wasnt me
wasnt me
nono 4 real it was the corrpiation in the seat beside me
look it up

551 days ago
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