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Katt Williams was taken into custody Tuesday outside of his home in Los Angeles after a Sacramento judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest for missing a court date there. His bail was set at $100,500. The arrest stemmed from a bizarre episode in November 2012, when Katt led Sacramento police on a wild chase while riding a three-wheeled motorcycle. Officials say he nearly hit five people during the chase.
Police suspended the chase for safety reasons, but Katt was later charged with charged with evading a police officer while driving recklessly, a felony. He was finally arrested on December 7 in Dunnigan, Calif. He bailed out of jail the following day and was scheduled to be back in a Sacramento court on Monday.
The 41-year-old comedian, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, told TMZ he missed his court date in Sacramento because he was in an L.A. court fighting to get back custody of his four children.
His kids were placed into protective custody last month when he was charged with child endangerment following an investigation by the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services. They concluded the home was not a safe environment for the kids after guns and illegal drugs were found.
Katt Williams explains his L.A. arrest