Comedian Katt Williams Arrested, Accused Of Battery
Katt Williams was arrested Monday in Georgia after it was alleged that he had punched someone at a pool supply store.
Katt Williams Arrested
A store clerk at the pool supply store told Gainesville police that the comedian punched him while they were engaged in a heated argument. Police arrived at the scene at 11:30 a.m., to find Williams “lying on the ground with his hands behind this back as though he was ready to go to jail,” Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said, according to People magazine.
During the alleged argument, Williams first reportedly tossed goggles at the employee. He then supposedly went behind the counter, where he punched the clerk.
Williams was taken into custody without incident, according to CNN. He was subsequently charged with battery.
Williams, who has yet to comment on the arrest, is being held on $5,000 bond.
The alleged battery incident comes as Williams waits to go to trial on robbery charges stemming from a September 2014 incident in which he was accused of stealing a photographer’s camera alongside rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. Williams has pleaded not guilty.