Comic Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a employed driver throughout an argument about taking him and his canine from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a efficiency within the metropolis.
Williams, who was in jail Sunday, got here to Portland to carry out in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy improv present Friday evening.
The city automobile driver had swelling and cuts on his face, in response to Port of Portland police. Williams, 47, whose actual title is Micah Williams, left in one other automobile and was arrested Saturday.
Williams has been charged with assault within the fourth diploma, and an arraignment is scheduled for Monday. He additionally was arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia.
A publicist for Williams, whose comedy specials have appeared on HBO and Netflix, did not instantly reply to messages in search of remark. A jail official and a spokesman for the district lawyer’s workplace mentioned they did not know if the comic had an lawyer who may converse on his behalf.
Final month, Williams received the Emmy Award for visitor actor in a comedy collection for “Atlanta,” a TV present about two cousins in Atlanta’s rap scene.
The arrest comes greater than a yr after Williams was sentenced to a few years of probation in Los Angeles after pleading no contest to stealing a star photographer’s digicam. Prosecutors mentioned in April 2017 that he additionally wanted to attend anger administration lessons.
In 2016, Williams obtained 5 years of probation after pleading no contest in Georgia to assault and battery tied to allegations he threatened a bodyguard whereas an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat.