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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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46.

Darknstoned    

About time they caught that little ******

623 days ago
47.

Toilethead    

I think a padded room in a mental hospital is a better place for him than a jail cell. But anything that gets him off the streets is good.

623 days ago
48.

Drea     

Keep his a$$ behind bars! Tired of hearing about this punk!!!! LOSER

623 days ago
49.

sweetface    

Ok and Lindsay is still free as a bird. Did anybody notice how the cops conveniently were outside his home?

623 days ago
50.

toscani    

Pimp down

623 days ago
51.

The Ghost of John Lennon    

They are building prisons, and who are they for? Not for the white man, Nobody cares about you. You are the product of your former slave masters. You are not as bad as you are acting.Your people are being herded into a life-style — that is going to jail!

623 days ago
52.

Sandygirl    

Yes he get arrested all the time, but this guy us funny as hell. I still like him as a comedian. Katt baby get some help this time!

623 days ago
53.

www.accountkiller.com    

This guys facial expressions lead me to believe his IQ is no way near 163. Then again he gets tested every 6 months as if it will change that quickly. It is possible Mr. Katt does not believe it himself.

623 days ago
54.

Eons311    

Yay

623 days ago
55.

KattWilliams    

I told da cops I was on my way there! My trike just don't go dat fast!

623 days ago
56.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Strap him down tightly

623 days ago
57.

notalawyer    

kitty does not need bail... he just needs to vanish for good

623 days ago
58.

BB not bb    

Was he on a tricycle or ATV of some sort? A reckless pygmie on a tricycle rampaging though the streets of L A. They better get the mayor Villarabozo on the case too.


Can you drive a tricycle recklessly?

623 days ago
59.

bitchfistcomics.com    

About time!

623 days ago
60.

Sassyone    

Again???? Really

623 days ago
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