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Comedian Katt Williams arrested on battery charges

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested on Feb. 29 after he allegedly got into an altercation with an employee in a Georgia store. The 44-year-old was charged with misdemeanor battery.

According to media reports, an employee at a Gainesville pool supply store called police after Williams threw a pair of goggles at him and assaultedhim. When officers arrived on the scene, they said the comedian was already outside the business and lying on the ground with his hands behind his back. Williams, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, was reportedly in the store with two bodyguards and two women. It is unclear what triggered the argument with the employee. He was taken into custody and released on a $5,000 bond.

Williams is also facing felony robbery charges stemming from accusations he grabbed a celebrity photographer's camera under the orders of rap mogul Suge Knight during an altercation in September 2014. He was also arrested several times between 2012 and 2013 after a string of bizarre incidents and bar fights.

Georgia residents charged with misdemeanor assault could face steep fines and jail time if convicted. However, with the help of a criminal defense attorney it may be possible to get the charges reduced or completely dismissed. While reviewing the details of the case, an attorney may find inaccuracies or inconsistencies that could be used in a defendant's favor, which could lead to the charges being dropped. In the event that it was a first offense, the attorney might be able to negotiate an agreement with the prosecutor that provides for reduced penalties.

Source: New York Daily News, Katt Williams arrested on battery charge after punching Georgia pool supply store employee during argument," Tobias Salinger, Feb. 29, 2016

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