Katt Williams faces court appearance after fight with teen

This police booking photo released by the Gainesville Police Department on Monday, March 1, 2016 shows comedian Katt Williams after being arrested following an alleged altercation with an employee of a pool supply business. Hall County sheriff’s Deputy Nicole Bailes said in an email that Williams faces a misdemeanor battery charge and was being held on $5,000 bond. (AP Photo/Gainesville Police Department)

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Katt Williams faces an initial court appearance in Georgia, one day before the comedian’s next scheduled show in New Orleans.

The hearing is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Gainesville.

Authorities say Williams was arrested Wednesday and was being held without bond. Police say the 44-year-old Williams and 17-year-old Luke Wash are charged with disorderly conduct after fighting at an apartment complex in Gainesville. Wash is charged as an adult.

Williams is scheduled to appear Friday in New Orleans and Saturday in Bossier City, Louisiana. Yvette Shearer of Shearer Public Relations, which is handling publicity for Williams’ “Conspiracy Theory 2016” tour, said none of the scheduled appearances have been canceled.

Williams’ lawyer didn’t immediately respond to phone and email messages. Jail records list no lawyer for Wash.

The arrest is the latest for Williams, who’s also accused of threatening a bodyguard and punching an employee at a pool supply store.

 

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