For the second time in two weeks and third time in last two months, comedian Katt Williams has been arrested, this time for an outstanding felony warrant issued last month in Northern California.
Previously, on Sunday December 2nd, Williams was arrested in Seattle after allegedly getting into a bar fight after being a no-show for a performance at Paramount Theatre on November 29th.
After posting bail and being released for that incident, Williams traveled back to Sacramento, where back on November 25th a felony arrest warrant was issued for the comedian. On that day, William’s was accused of slapping a Target employee before driving a motorized scooter out to his three-wheeled motorcycle.
The Target called authorities and when police showed up, Williams led them on a chase, in which Katt drove on a downtown sidewalk and nearly ran over 5 people. Because of the intensity of the chase and danger to others, the police called off the chase and issued a warrant.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Williams was arrested Friday night in Dunnigan, about 25 miles north of Sacramento, by Yolo County deputies.
Williams once again posted bail and was released on Saturday morning.
Williams has had a history of run in’s with the law and has also been named in several lawsuits. Most recently, on November 9, 2012, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles, which alleges that on October 6 2012, Williams hit his former assistant with “a closed fist” causing serious injury. The plaintiff is asking for punitive damages in the amount of $5 million.
On November 15, 2012, Williams was arrested in Oakland, California on charges of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating an 18-year-old Berkeley, California man with a bottle aboard Williams’ tour bus.