Sacto 9-1-1
December 8, 2012
Comedian Katt Williams arrested and released on bail

Katt Williams.jpegBy Richard Chang and Bill Lindelof
rchang@sacbee.com

Comedian Katt Williams is free again, after posting bail this morning at the Yolo County Jail.

Williams was arrested Saturday night in Dunnigan by Yolo County Sheriff's deputies, according to Yolo County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Harbaugh. They were acting on an arrest warrant issued by the Sacramento County District Attorney's office on Friday for felony evading of officers and driving in a reckless manner.

The warrant was issued in response to Williams' alleged wild driving in Sacramento Nov. 25.

See earlier story and video report here.

According to the CHP, a man was observed near Capitol Park driving a three-wheeled motorcycle on an L Street sidewalk. The driver then turned onto 13th Street before hanging a left onto K Street, where motor vehicles are not allowed. The motorcyclist, later identified as Micah S. "Katt" Williams, a stand-up comedian and actor, allegedly almost hit five pedestrians.

Officers chased him before calling off the pursuit for safety reasons.

Williams has been drawing the attention of law enforcement recently in several cities.

He was sued by a concertgoer who said he and hundreds of fans were cheated when Williams took off his clothes and challenged people to fight during a concert in Oakland last month.

The aborted performance came two days after he was arrested on charges of attacking an aspiring rapper on his tour bus outside a downtown Oakland hotel, according to the Associated Press.

The Seattle Times reported the stand-up comedian was charged with three misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault connected to two incidents in Seattle last weekend.

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