Katt Williams wanted after failing to appear in Sacramento court

7:55 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, CA - Comedian Katt Williams could be facing even more trouble. He was supposed to be in a Sacramento courtroom Monday afternoon but didn't show, and that has the attention of law enforcement.

With so much strange behavior in recent weeks, it should not have come as a surprise to many that Katt Williams was a no show in court, but his failure to appear could have serious consequences.

When it came time to answer for charges that he lead police officers on a chase through downtown Sacramento riding a three-wheeled motorcycle, Williams was nowhere to be found. Officers said Williams refused to stop, ran red lights, and almost hit five pedestrians back in November.

When Williams failed to appear in court, the judge immediately issued a bench warrant for the comedian's arrest, leaving courtroom observers like public defender Melissa McElheney to speculate as to an explanation.

"His attorney may be able to come to court, if there was extenuating circumstances that he's not here, maybe he was ill or they misunderstood the court date, I'm not sure, and they may be able to come in and correct the situation," McElheney said.

This isn't the first time Williams has missed a court date. In December, an attorney for Williams claimed his client misunderstood an order to appear in a Seattle court. Williams is scheduled to appear next at a Yolo County court for a fight with an employee at a Target store. He's accused of hitting that employee in an altercation caught on camera.

The assistant district attorney in the Sacramento case said Williams can now either turn himself in to authorities or risk being arrested at his next public appearance.


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