Katt Williams gets lucky and bonds out of jail

Katt Williams latest mugshot March 30,2016 (Photo Credit: Hall County Detention Center)
Katt Williams latest mug shot March 30,2016 (Photo credit: Hall County Detention Center)

Katt Williams was tired and grinning at a bond hearing in Hall County, Georgia, March 31. During his court appearance, Williams was admonished by the judge for his behavior and warned that people were looking for a reason to lock him up. Judge Elizabeth Reisman told Williams, “I really don’t think you want to see me anymore and I don’t want to see you back in my court.”

Williams is facing disorderly conduct charges because of a fight with a Black teen. The video of the fight was uploaded to social media and went viral. Despite violating the terms of his probation and an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to tend to pre-trial requirements, Williams was able to bond out for $500. He later gave a rambling interview when asked by media what his plans were now that he was free. Williams responded by stating he going to “get some vittles at the Biscuit Barn,” go fishing and tend to his cattle. Williams stated that he just purchased four young cows and two bulls that he just “broke” recently. In addition he stated that he will, “No longer be communicating or participating with any other Black people in Hall County because clearly that’s the problem. They issued me paperwork stating I am not allowed to be anywhere near the Gainesville Housing Authority. I thought that was an odd thing to say to a millionaire, that you shouldn’t be in the brokest part of town … I’m there to help the people of that depressed demographic.”

So far in 2016, Williams has been arrested four times facing charges that include terroristic threats, drug possession, assault and now disorderly conduct. In addition, he is facing a lawsuit over an encounter with a group of women who have accused him of assaulting them and taking a cellphone.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.





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