Comedian Katt Williams arrested after no-show at Calif. police chase hearing, new arrest warrant issued today

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested on June 11 for felony intimidation of a witness.
Los Angeles Police Department
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Sacramento County District Attorney via CBS Sacramento

(CBS) SACRAMENTO - Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Los Angeles after he failed to show up for a Sacramento court hearing Monday in connection with a police chase, CBS Sacramento reports.

According to the station, Williams also failed to appear in a Yolo County court Wednesday in a separate assault case and so a $10,000 bench warrant has also been issued for his arrest.

Williams was due in court Monday to be arraigned on a felony charge of evading police, after a Nov. 25 incident where the embattled performer allegedly led the California Highway Patrol on a chase through downtown Sacramento on his three-wheeled motorcycle. He's accused of evading police while driving in a reckless manner.

The 41-year-old comedian from Woodland Hills was due in a Yolo County court on Wednesday after he was allegedly caught on video punching an employee of a Target store in the face, on the same day as his run-in with the highway patrol.

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Williams is also facing charges in Oakland and Seattle stemming from incidents when he was in those cities for shows. After his Seattle arrest last month, he told a TV station he was quitting stand-up comedy.

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