Katt Williams finally faced a judge about that assault case against his old bodyguard. The pint-sized comedian won’t be doing any jail time for the assault and kidnapping charges against him, but he will have a pretty heavy price to pay. As a result of Katt’s recent bad behavior, he’s been ruled unwanted in two different Georgia counties and one of them happens to be the one where he lives (or where he lived anyway.)
A plea deal was negotiated for Katt Williams that will keep the troubled comedian out of jail. Katt pleaded no contest to charges connected to the alleged assault of his former bodyguard on Thursday.
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Katt Williams is accused of working with two other people to hold his former bodyguard Corey Dixon hostage back in February. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dixon claims that Katt and his friends held him against his will and assaulted him after he failed to comply with Katt’s illegal demands.
“It’s our understanding that Mr. Williams was encouraging our victim, Mr. Dixon, to engage in some criminal activity in the Atlanta area,” former Hall sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Bailes said after Katt’s initial arrest.
It was just one day later that Katt Williams’ house was raided and the comedian was arrested on a different set of charges. During the raid, law enforcement found a large amount of marijuana and several guns.
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In March, Katt Williams was indicted on multiple charges including those related to the false imprisonment and assault of Corey Dixon. Other charges waged at Katt included felony possession of marijuana and a slew of other assault charges that he had racked up over the past several months.
Katt Williams may have gotten off easy considering the marijuana charges alone are considered a felony and he may not be punished for that offense at all. According to Katt’s attorney Drew Findling, Hall County dismissed the aggravated assault and firearms charges. Katt was charged with simple assault after the original charges of false imprisonment and terroristic threats were reduced.
Rather than spending time behind bars, Katt has been kicked out of two Georgia counties including the one where he lived. He is no longer welcome in Hall and Dawson counties. Additionally, Katt Williams was ordered to pay $7500 in restitution and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service. Katt will also be on probation for up to five years.
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According to District Attorney Ray Mayer, Katt Williams could get off even easier than that. If he’s able to stay out of trouble for the next two years, his probation may end at that point. Also, his ban from Hall and Dawson counties may also end at the two-year mark if he’s able to clean up his act. To make his plea deal even sweeter, the marijuana charges against him will also be dropped if Katt complies with the courts.
There are still more charges pending against Katt Williams, so he’s not out of the woods yet. His attorney said they are “approaching things methodically, and whatever happens happens.” So means one court date at a time. Maybe if Katt can prove that he is no longer on this tear of assaults and other criminal activity, he can escape this whole mess without spending any more time in jail.
Katt Williams was really fortunate during his latest court appearance. In addition to avoiding jail time, the comedian also doesn’t have any restrictions that will hurt his career. Katt is currently performing multiple tour dates including an upcoming show in Anaheim and another in Atlanta.
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