Comedian Katt Williams kept it light at his bond hearing Monday, telling the judge he could have his $200,000 Bentley if it would get him out of jail quicker.
Coweta County Magistrate Judge Joseph Wyatt settled for a $41,150 bail for the actor and TV personality, charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.
Williams was arrested Sunday night after the an employee at the Coweta estate where the comedian is staying called 911 to report a break-in at a guesthouse located on the property. The caller said the 36-year-old part-time Atlantan stole jewelery and other personal items, though Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager said authorities have not located the missing merchandise.
“This was a misunderstanding between me and two stupid detectives,” said Williams as he emerged from the Coweta jail Monday night. He was mobbed by about 50 excited fans before departing in a van filled with friends and associates.
In court Judge Wyatt agreed this was no “typical” burglary. Williams said he was staying at producer Barry Hankerson’s Coweta estate, located in the 3400 block of Smokey Road, while in town filming a movie about President Barack Obama.
“I was in the middle of a birthday party” when arrested, Williams told the judge. “I’m one of the most honorable people in my profession,” said the father of eight children, seven of whom were adopted.
This wouldn't be the first time police were dispatched to the Coweta estate. An unidentified 17-year-old called 911 on Nov. 3, claiming Williams was holding him against his will.
"He threatened to beat me up," said the caller, who told a sheriff's deputy he was trying to catch a plane to New York City. No charges were filed but the incident remains under investigation.
It's been a turbulent year for the comedian, whose birth name is Micah Williams. He was arrested almost a year ago to the day in New York City for gun possession, though charges were eventually dropped.
He was also reportedly admitted to a South Carolina psychiatric ward last November. His publicist at the time blamed his erratic behavior on exhaustion. Williams' credits include the comedy "First Sunday" and the Eddie Murphy film, "Norbit." He also headlined an HBO special, "Katt Williams: Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1," shot in Atlanta.
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