Katt Williams Arrested for Burglary and Criminal Trespassing

November 10, 2009 03:18:47 GMT

The troubled actor-comedian is accused of stealing jewelry and collectible coins worth 3,555 dollars.

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Katt Williams has run-in with the law again. The actor-comedian was arrested in suburban Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, November 8 after allegedly breaking into a home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and coins. He is thus charged with burglary and criminal trespassing, according to Coweta County Sheriff's Office Maj. James Yarbrough.

Chronicling the incident that led to Williams' detention, Yarbrough says it happened at a home in Newnan, about 38 miles southwest of Atlanta. The victim, identified in police report as Daniel Broach, called police around 9 P.M. to report Williams broke into his home and stole items. Broach, moreover, told authorities that Williams had a crowbar when he entered his house and testified that the star has taken away jewelry and collectible coins worth $3,555.

Comment is yet to be made by Williams, but his attorney William Briggs has told TMZ his client had been staying for three weeks with "full permission" on the reported property which belongs to producer Barry Hankerson while filming a movie. Briggs claims Williams was involved in a dispute with one of Hankerson's employees, who made false story on the incident.

By Monday, November 9, Williams remains jailed at Coweta County Jail in suburban Atlanta. His bail is set at more than $41,000. It is not yet known on what charges he is facing.

Katt Williams, who rose to stardom after starring in 2002 flick "Friday After Next", has gained much attention for his criminal troubles. In November 2008, he was arrested after New York police officers discovered three guns in his car after pulling him over for driving without a license plate. Manhattan prosecutors, though, dropped weapons charges in July after having difficulties in proving their case. Back in 2006, Williams was sentenced to three years probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm.

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