Katt Williams Gets Lucky Break ... Avoids Jail Time

5/18/2016 1:22 PM PDT

Katt Williams Gets Lucky Break ... Avoids Jail Time

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For once, Katt Williams benefited from a courtroom no-show -- prosecutors have dropped an attempt to revoke his probation and lock him up immediately.  

The D.A. in Hall County, GA filed a motion to revoke Katt's bond in one of his criminal cases -- an alleged assault on his bodyguard. The hearing went down Wednesday, but 3 subpoenaed witnesses for the prosecution failed to show up ... and as a result the motion was withdrawn.

Katt was not in court to celebrate his victory. 

Katt had been charged with terror threats and false imprisonment in the bodyguard case. His later arrests for punching a 17-year-old and assault of a restaurant manager are what got him in trouble.