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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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76.

Hotlanta    

Ugh, here we go again!

620 days ago
77.

BB not bb    

I am picturing a comedy sketch of Keystone cops careening through the streets chasing a one hundred pound man on a tricycle. The APB is saying that he is a dangerous felon armed with a slow moving vehicle and confusion.

620 days ago
78.

DaveT    

Problem with reacting to feeling overwhelmed by becoming angry and lashing out is you only become self-destructive and hurt yourself and usually end up hurting others who don't deserve it too. Your enemies and persecutors aren't worth it.

620 days ago
79.

Questdelsangraal    

The revolving door for celebrities or used to be celebrities will cut him loose soon enough.

620 days ago
80.

maureen    

He needs to get away from Suge Knight. That animal is a disease to black celebrities! I can't believe ANYONE would associate themselves with him after the whole Tupac saga. Get away before he sets up your murder as well, Kat! You look like a real jerk these days!

620 days ago
81.

Brien    

I hope something truly horrible happens to him. He needs to be humbled and learn some humility.

620 days ago
82.

charlieyo    

Stay up kat

620 days ago
83.

Smarg    

He deserves all the grief that comes to him. I watched him once and he's just another angry, anti-White racist [bleep].

620 days ago
84.

gd    

Stupid is as stupid does

620 days ago
85.

Sincerity    

If he wasn't "ACTING A FOOL" in just about every vicinity that he visits, he wouldn't have to deal with "CONFLICTING COURT DATES". This Brotha has some "SERIOUS ISSUES" that he just doesn't want to face!!! His "ERRATIC BEHAVIOR" is to blame for his "DEFEAT" regarding the custody of his kids. Since, Katt Williams doesn't have the resources to hire multiple attorneys to represent him in multiple court cases, he needs to "GO TO REHAB" and get his life back on track!!! He can make a "SUCCESSFUL COMEBACK", if he's willing to admit he has "REAL PROBLEMS"!!!

620 days ago
86.

Scott Marion    

Who is he and why do we care?

620 days ago
87.

bunny69    

WHO OR WHAT IS A KATT WILLIAMS??

620 days ago
88.

RONNIE    

A.M. radio wouldn't want this bum,I say,F.M................

620 days ago
89.

JACK MEOFF    

THIS GUY IS PSYCHO , LOCK HIM UP FOR A FEW YRS SO WE DN'T HAVE TO HEAR HIS BULL**** FOR A WHILE

620 days ago
90.

jay g    

who is this joker, and ho care about the moron

620 days ago
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