Katt Williams Pleads No Contest to Assault

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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)

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)

Get out of town – and stay out! That’s part of the plea deal Katt Williams has signed off on to settle an assault case in north Georgia. The comedian has pleaded no contest in charges stemming from a case in which prosecutors say he threatened a bodyguard while an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat. Under terms of the deal, Williams will serve five years on probation.

Among the other conditions is that Williams never sets foot again in Hall County, where the incident took place – as well in as neighboring Dawson County, which is part of the same judicial circuit.

The comedian, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, was charged in March after authorities said he threatened the man while an acquaintance beat him with a baseball bat. Defense attorney Drew Findling said Williams on Thursday agreed to a plea deal.

Williams was ordered to serve five years on probation. Findling said a related marijuana charge will be dismissed once Williams completes probation.

The plea agreement says Williams must submit to twice-monthly drug tests for the first year of probation, do 100 hours of community service, stay away from the bodyguard and pay him restitution of $7,500. He’s also not allowed to publicly make light of the incident.

Source:  Gainesville, Ga.  AP

 

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