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Katt Williams arrested in LA after skipping court hearing in Sacramento

Katt Williams appears in a 2012 publicity photo posted on his Facebook page. (Facebook.com/KattWilliams)

January 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Katt Williams was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after a judge issued a bench warrant.

The 41-year-old comedian, whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams, had failed to show up for his arraignment in Sacramento on Monday. His bail was set at $100,500. The appearance stems from a pursuit he was involved in with Sacramento police in November.

California Highway Patrol officers say Williams failed to stop after he was spotted driving on a three-wheeled motorcycle outside a Sacramento hotel. Officials say Williams nearly hit five people during the chase.

Last month, Williams was taken into custody in Dunnigan, Calif., for evading arrest in connection to the chase. He bailed out the next day.