Katt Williams arrested in California on an outstanding warrant
Comedian Katt Williams was arrested in Dunnigan, California, on Friday, December 7, the Yolo County Sheriff's office confirmed to KABC-Television, OTRC.com's parent company.
The comedian had an outstanding felony arrest warrant in Sacramento that was issued on Thursday, December 6, related to a police chase with the comedian that took place on November 25. The comedian was bailed out of jail Saturday morning.
Authorities issued the warrant for the 41-year-old comedian for reckless driving, according ABC News. The California Highway Patrol said Williams fled officers on a three-wheeled motorcycle after he was spotted driving on a sidewalk near a hotel in downtown Sacramento.
Williams was reportedly asked to stop but refused and the incident led to a pursuit. Authorities claim that Williams hit nearly five people during the chase.
The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, was forced to cancel Williams' event on Friday after he failed to show up to the venue. The Toyota Center officials issued a statement on Friday, according to ABC News, which said the event was canceled due to circumstances beyond their control.
The comedian made headlines earlier this week for failing to show up at his arraignment in Seattle on Thursday to face assault charges stemming from an earlier arrest.
Williams, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, faces charges of misdemeanor assault after his arrest in Seattle on Sunday. At the time, he was also booked on suspicion of harassment and obstruction. He was released from custody around midnight after posting a $3,000 bond.
Williams is known for his role as Money Mike in the film "Friday After Next." He has appeared on TV shows, including "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," "The Tracy Morgan Show," "My Wife and Kids" and "NYPD Blue."