Comedian Katt Williams a no-show at arraignment

Katt Williams arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav on July 22, 2007, in Burbank, Calif.
A mugshot of Katt Williams from a previous arrest on June 11, 2011 for felony intimidation of a witness.
Los Angeles Police Department

(AP) SEATTLE - Comedian Katt Williams did not show up at an arraignment hearing in Seattle to face assault charges stemming from several run-ins with people and police last weekend.

Williams' attorney, Thomas McAllister, told the judge Thursday that his client was under the impression that he didn't have to attend the hearing, citing information from a Seattle Times article. McAllister says Williams is back in California.

The Seattle Times reports that the judge rescheduled the hearing for next week.

Authorities say Williams struck a man over the head with a microphone while performing Friday night, threw chairs at fans, and threatened a bar manager with a pool cue over the weekend.

Authorities say officers had to restrain Williams before he was taken into custody after the bar incident.

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