Comedian Katt Williams Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Assault

By Valerie Tejeda 03/09/16

Williams has been ordered by a judge to stay away from weapons, drugs and alcohol of any kind.

Comedian Katt Williams Arrested for Marijuana Possession, Assault
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March is off to a rough start for comedian Katt Williams, who has been arrested for the second time in the last two weeks.

The comedian was taken into custody Tuesday evening, and is currently facing multiple charges after he allegedly threatened to kill his own bodyguard. 

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Williams and some friends confined bodyguard Corey Dixon inside the comedian's home in Georgia after he refused to “engage in criminal activity” when ordered to by Williams. Dixon was then choked and beaten with a baseball bat by an acquaintance of Williams, 24-year-old Tatiana Smith, while Williams threatened his life. 

With a search warrant in hand, Hall County deputies searched Williams’ residence in the northeast of Atlanta and found “large quantities of marijuana along with several firearms inside the residence,” according to a statement. Williams was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and felony possession of marijuana. His associates, Tatiana and 40-year-old Lena Smith, face marijuana possession and assault charges, as well. 

This isn't Williams' first rodeo, but adds to several recent incidents involving the 42-year-old in the past few weeks. On Feb. 29, the day after he allegedly threatened his bodyguard, he was arrested on a battery charge for attacking a pool store employee. A few days later, he was released on a $5,700 bond. 

Not long before that incident, he made some crude remarks at the expense of fellow comedian Kevin Hart on stage at his Conspiracy Theory tour at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, where he referred to Hart as a “puppet,” among other things. 

“I’ve already proven that if the best they got in comedy is Kevin Hart—don’t you boo a black man working hard, baby,” Katt said as the crowd booed him. “Even if that n****’s a puppet, it’s not his fault. We don’t get mad. Just because I’m better than some black dudes, doesn’t mean I’m better than no black dudes. I’m saying if you want to be mad at Kermit The Frog, don’t be mad at Kermit The Frog, be mad at Jim Henson. Don’t say, ‘F**k Donald Duck’ when you really mean, ‘F**k Walt Disney.’”

Allegations that Williams and his entourage held five women at gunpoint in the early hours of last Sunday (Feb. 28) surfaced last Wednesday. The women say that Williams, who had agreed to take a photo with them, flipped a switch when he noticed one of them was filming him. They claim Williams punched the woman, pointed a gun at the group, and took their cellphones.

And this past Sunday, Williams got badly beaten at a Beanie Sigel concert in Philadelphia after he charged at a man and punched him in the face. 

A spokesman said Williams had no comment on his latest arrest. A judge has set bond at $60,000 and ordered him to steer clear of drugs, weapons and alcohol. Authorities told Channel 2 Action News that Williams will not be leaving jail any time soon since he violated the condition of his previous bond.

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Entertainment journalist and author Valerie Tejeda spends her days reporting on books, television, and all things pertaining to pop culture, and spends her nights writing novels for teens. Her stories have appeared on a variety of different publications, including but not limited to: VanityFair, MTV, The Huffington Post, TeenVogue, She Knows, Latina, The Fix,, Cosmopolitan, and more. You can find Valerie on Linkedin and Twitter.