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Comedian Katt Williams arrested in Georgia (for the fourth time this year)

 
Katt Williams was arrested, police said, after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. 
Associated Press (2013)
Katt Williams was arrested, police said, after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager. Associated Press (2013)
Published April 28, 2016

ATLANTA — Comedian and actor Katt Williams was arrested after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager, police in an Atlanta suburb said Thursday.

Officers responded to a call of a fight at Spondivits restaurant south of Atlanta after 10 p.m. Wednesday, East Point police Capt. Cliff Chandler said. The restaurant manager had a bloody cut on his lip, and he and other witnesses told officers Williams injured him, Chandler said.

Some members of Williams' family had seated themselves, and an argument broke out when restaurant staff told them the seats were reserved for another party. When Williams arrived, the argument escalated and Williams threw a salt shaker at the restaurant manager, Chandler said.

Williams had left the restaurant by the time officers arrived, but they found him at a nearby Waffle House. After interviewing Williams, officers arrested him and charged him with battery. He bonded out of jail around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

This is the latest in a string of arrests in Georgia for the comedian.

Williams was charged with disorderly conduct in late March after police said he and a 17-year-old got into a fight at a Gainesville, Ga., apartment complex.

Williams was charged with making terroristic threats, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana after he threatened a bodyguard in early March. Police have said Williams made a threat Feb. 28 while an acquaintance beat the bodyguard with a baseball bat.

Williams was charged with battery on Feb. 29 after an employee of a pool supply store in Gainesville told police Williams punched him during an argument.

Williams' celebrity makes him a target when he goes out in public, said Drew Findling, a lawyer for Williams.

"Every time this happens, coincidentally, we almost instantaneously will hear from some lawyer out there, and it just makes each and every one of these allegations questionable at best," he said.