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Katt Williams Busted Again ... While Making Good On Another Case

9/16/2016 11:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar12:40 PM PST -- We've learned the new warrant Katt was arrested for was from an incident in February where Williams allegedly threw a man's phone. Katt has been released from jail on a promise to appear.  update_grey_gray_barKatt Williams got arrested again -- only this time it happened when he tried doing right by the law.

Law enforcement sources tell us Katt got booked by cops Thursday when he showed up to court in East Point, GA to squash a bench warrant against him from July. Unfortunately for him, there was a completely different warrant out for his arrest in Fulton County ... so they cuffed him on the spot. 

According to court docs, Katt now faces a new charge of 2nd degree criminal property damage -- a felony -- from an incident back in February. It's unclear what exactly happened ... but we're told Katt is still locked up since he hasn't posted a bond.

Katt's been in and out of jails and courthouses a lot lately ... and it doesn't look like he plans to leave 'em anytime soon.

Story developing ... 


Dominic Monaghan Obsessed Fan Busted for Death Threats

9/16/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0915-dominic-monaghan-TMZ-01Dominic Monaghan's alleged stalker is behind bars after cops say she sent threatening messages to the actor, even after he got a restraining order against her.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Meredith McLarty's been harassing Monaghan since 2014. The actor was granted a restraining order against her last year, but cops say she kept trying to get in touch with him. She eventually referenced John Lennon's assassin ... tweeting, "Three words ...Mark David Chapman."

Cops got an arrest warrant and nabbed McLarty last week at LAX.

McLarty's still being held on a $100k bond.

Arizona Wildcats Running Back Arrested ... Allegedly Kidnapped, Attacked Girlfriend

9/15/2016 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A running back on the University of Arizona football team was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly kidnapping and attacking his girlfriend ... and he's since been booted from the UA team. 

Orlando Bradford -- the 2nd string running back -- was charged with 7 felony counts of domestic violence, 4 counts of aggravated assault and 3 counts of kidnapping. 

Cops say someone called 911 around 6:30 AM on Wednesday to report an attack. When cops arrived to the scene, they say the woman had obvious injuries, according to USA Today Sports

Bond was set at $20,000. 

20-year-old Bradford -- who's from Louisiana -- was a 3-star high school recruit and had offers from several major colleges. 

Ryan Lochte Protesters Relative Arrested for Olympic Ticket Scam

9/15/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914-ryan-lochte-dwts-stage-crashers-tmz-akm-02The real reason the Ryan Lochte protesters went to 'DWTS' is because one of their family members got arrested in Rio, and for some reason they're trying to blame Lochte for the mess.

We've learned Justin Sotoodeh McNeil -- nephew and cousin of the 2 stage crashers -- was busted 3 days after Lochte claimed he was held up at gunpoint. McNeil was allegedly selling fake tickets to a Team USA Beach Volleyball match ... according to Brazilian reports.

Cops say he had 51 tickets and a fake ID. He was arrested and indicted for embezzlement and document forgery. He's out now, but authorities are holding his passport until he meets a list of requirements ... including paying a $264 fine. 

0914_luciano_bonucci_liscense_DivulgacaoGuarda-Municipal-do-Rio-de-Janeiro2Sources connected to the family tell us they think Lochtegate made Justin, and other Americans, a target for cops. We're told they deny he did anything wrong.

Lochte's team thinks it's laughable the family's blaming him, when Justin was busted for a felony -- not to mention the 2 guys getting arrested this week at 'Dancing.' 

Tavon Austin NFL Star's Car In Police Chase ... Friend Arrested

9/14/2016 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0914_gettytmz.com_tavon_austin_getty-2An expensive BMW registered to L.A. Rams star wide receiver Tavon Austin was involved in a police chase in California on Wednesday and the driver was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Cops say Dominic Makell -- a longtime friend of the NFL star -- was driving a silver BMW X6 on a California highway. For some reason, cops tried to pull him over ... but Makell allegedly took off. 

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop and Makell was arrested for felony evading an officer and willful disregard. He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. Bail was set at $50,000.

0915-tavon-austin-mug-02We're told Austin's name was listed as the registered owner of the car on the official police report.

We spoke with the Rams and the team confirmed Austin was at practice all day and was NOT involved with the arrest. 

We also reached out to Tavon's agent for comment -- so far, no word back. 


Kid Cali Arrest in Rapper's Murder

9/13/2016 1:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0913-kid-cali-lapd-INSTAGRAM-01Cops finally nabbed a suspect for the murder of up-and-coming rapper Kid Cali ... TMZ has learned.

LAPD arrested a 19-year-old guy Saturday for the shooting death of Cali -- who was well-known on the L.A. rap scene. He was killed during a huge pool party last month in the San Fernando Valley.

Law enforcement sources tell us the fatal shots were fired during a fight between 2 rival gangs at the party. Two other people were shot, but survived. It's unclear if Cali was targeted or merely an innocent bystander.

The party was being held at a mansion with tons of security cameras ... which, no doubt, helped cops ID the suspect.

Desiigner Arrest Driver Served Time for Illegal Steroids

9/13/2016 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

091316_desiigner_driver_primary_v3It's becoming clearer than ever who owned the steroids found in the SUV in which Desiigner was riding ... because TMZ has found a criminal trail leading right to the driver. 

Scott Siegel was driving the SUV when another driver called 911, claiming someone in the vehicle had pointed a gun at him.  Although no gun was found, cops retrieved 302 pills from the SUV's console ... all of which turned out to be steroids. 

Although Desiigner and everyone else in the SUV have been charged with illegal possession of drugs, we've learned steroids have been Siegel's thing for years. In fact, he was convicted in 2010 of distribution and possession of anabolic steroids and served 3 years in federal prison.

0913-roidy-roidhead-mug-shot-2009-TMZ-01On top of that, Siegel appears in the movie "The Wrestler" in which he sells steroids to Mickey Rourke's character.

Although all the evidence points to Siegel as the person in possession of the steroids, the D.A. is not backing off the drug charge against Desiigner, who was in the backseat and claims he had no idea drugs were in the vehicle.

Law enforcement tells us it's common in New York for cops to arrest everyone in a vehicle in which drugs are found, and down the line the D.A. drops charges against the people to whom the evidence doesn't stick.

Seems it's just a matter of time before Desiigner is cleared.

'DWTS' Ryan Lochte Rushed Onstage Man Tackled and Detained

9/12/2016 7:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ryan Lochte was on the verge of being attacked Monday night during the live season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" ... and the men who rushed the stage were taken down by security and detained.

0912_lochte_attaacker-sub-twitterLochte had just finished a foxtrot with Cheryl Burke and they were standing next to Tom Bergeron to get the judges' feedback, when a group in the audience ripped their shirts open to reveal the round symbol for "No Lochte" on their t-shirts. The group was booing the swimmer when one rushed the stage.

Both men were arrested for criminal trespassing.

Desiigner Race Not An Issue In Arrest ... Says NYPD

9/12/2016 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-desiigner-nypd-tmz-02The NYPD is calling B.S. on Desiigner's legal team claiming he was targeted for being black ... saying they arrested him because he committed a crime.

An NYPD official suggests to TMZ ... it's wrong to play the race card in a case like this because the man in the road rage incident who called 911 -- claiming Desiigner pointed a gun at him -- is Hispanic.

The official says, "There was a male Hispanic complainant who said he was menaced with a black firearm from individuals in the car. There was no targeting of him because he was black, NYPD arrested him because he committed a crime."

The intimation is clear  ... this is not cops favoring white over black ... both parties in the alleged road rage incident were minorities, so the arrest was not racial.

Desiigner's rep claims it's a case of trying to keep a successful young black man down.

Desiigner NO Methadone, No Methamphetamine, No OxyContin Found in SUV

9/12/2016 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912-desiigner-getting-booked-SNAPCHAT-03Authorities in New York have some hard decisions to make, because we've learned the illegal narcotics allegedly found in the SUV in which Desiigner was riding were nothing more than steroids.

As we reported, law enforcement told us the stash of pills in the SUV console were OxyContin, methadone and steroids.  According to the criminal complaint against Desiigner and the others in the SUV, the arresting officer believed the pills were methamphetamines.

Turns out, all the pills were steroids, including methandrostenolone, PharmOne Oxandrolone and Halotest Fluxymesteron. In all, there were 302 pills in various Ziploc bags ... all steroids.  

It appears the steroids all belonged to the driver ... not Desiigner, who's rail thin.

TMZ broke the story, Desiigner was initially charged with possession and intent to sell controlled substances. The intent to sell charge has been dropped but he's still being charged with possession, even though the drugs were not on his person.  

Desiigner says he had no idea there were drugs of any sort in the car. 

We called the D.A. to find out if they were going to drop the drug charges against Desiigner ... but they had no comment.


WWE's Bo Dallas Video Of Drunken Airport Arrest ... Are Those Nunchucks?

9/12/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of WWE superstar Bo Dallas being arrested at an airport in Texas ... moments after he was booted from his flight to Mexico for drunkenly yelling at the flight crew. 

In the video, taken on August 26th, you see Bo can barely stand up straight and is slurring his words when approached by security at Dallas Fort Worth airport. 

According to the police report, first obtained by, Bo told the cops he had been drinking earlier in the day -- and when asked how much he replied, "I'm not really planning on driving tonight."

Bo was arrested for public intoxication -- but cops noted he was extremely cooperative. 

Bo told cops he was a wrestler for WWE -- and officers noted he's a "strong boy." 

Make sure to check out the end of the clip when the cops search his backpack and find an item they believe to be nunchucks ... but it's really a jump rope. 

No word if Bo ever got to Mexico.

Desiigner Gun Charge Dropped

9/10/2016 6:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0910-desiigner-tmz-01Desiigner just caught a big break ... the D.A. has dropped the felony gun charge for which he was arrested Thursday night, but he's not out of the woods.

Law enforcement tells TMZ, they cased the SUV in which the "Panda" rapper was a passenger, but found no gun.  The arrest for felony possession of a loaded gun was based on what the driver of another car told cops, but the D.A. clearly felt that wasn't enough.

The D.A. has also dropped the charge of felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.  

TMZ broke the story, the passengers in the SUV and the driver of the other car were involved in a road rage incident, and when cops tracked down the SUV they said they found numerous pills on the console.  We're told the drugs were Oxycontin, methadone and steroids.

Desiigner is being arraigned Saturday A.M. in an NYC court.  He still faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and menacing.  It's unclear why the menacing charge is still on the table since it was based on him waiving a gun at the other driver.


Desiigner Arrested for Drugs, Intent to Sell and Loaded Gun

9/9/2016 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0909-desiigner-arrested-tmz-02Desiigner was arrested Thursday night in NYC in a road rage incident that led to felony drug and weapons charges ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the people in the SUV and the driver of another vehicle began screaming at each other. The driver of the other car called 911 and claimed Desiigner pointed a gun at him. The SUV left but the driver of the car took down the license plate number.

Cops found the SUV a short time later, searched it, and found a large quantity of loose pills in the center console. Our law enforcement sources say they found Oxycontin and other drugs.

Desiigner and 4 others in the SUV were arrested. All 5 were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell, which are felonies.

Desiigner was also charged with felony criminal possession of a loaded weapon and menacing (that's for allegedly pointing a gun at the other driver).

All 5 are still in custody.


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