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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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91.

cheek813    

Y so many haters Katt keep it real that's what it's bout then joke bout it all these lames on here

570 days ago
92.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Fene

570 days ago
93.

Pua    

He may be a jackass, but he's a jackass that needs some mental health help. I cannot imagine a normal and sane person doing the things he does with no remorse or self appraisal.

570 days ago
94.

greengrabber    

Katt said thanx to TMZ for always being interested...
It must hurt to be him right now...
Me, I like to see whats going on in life..
I dont like whats going on in life....
Thanx, TMZ.....I watch life here.

570 days ago
95.

el86    

Man they just need to keep his ass

570 days ago
96.

Roman    

Keep waiting for him to say something funny again. What a waste of good comedy. We have enough dipsh*ts in the world and not enough laughs, should have stayed true to your game Katt, you are not a gangsta, there is a height requirment for that.

570 days ago
97.

LISA    

I just saw the video, and for once, I feel sad for him. To me, he seems ill. I really hope someone can help him deal with whatever it is making him this way. Perhaps the court can steer him in the right direction?

570 days ago
98.

Smalls2010    

Blah blah blah.. Who gives a ****? This whack ass dude needs no more attention.

570 days ago
99.

lisalee    

wtf he in the f in news again, look kat jus find a man and s@c% him off

570 days ago
100.

Old Fart Fabulous    

He is such a lousy excuse for a human being. He does not need any of his fame or money. It seems to be enabling his worst behavior. Maybe when he's in jail or living in a box under a bridge he will realize how pathetic he really is.

570 days ago
101.

USA#1    

This little turd doesn't belong in society. Put him away where he can't do any decent human beings any harm.

570 days ago
102.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

He's going to spend all his time in court cases

570 days ago
103.

55vineyard    

That is what your attorney is for, to ask the court for a continuance!

570 days ago
104.

J.E.B.    

What a surprise. A black comedian/celebrity arrested for acting IRRESPONSIBLY, and skipping a court date. You're NOT above the law......dog.

570 days ago
105.

sweetbaby    

STOP ALREADY, TMZ WITH THE KATT STORIES….BORING AS H*LL…as in, we don’t care!

570 days ago
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