GAINESVILLE — Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams was arrested for the second time in recent days Tuesday and faces charges of battery and terroristic threats over a dispute with his bodyguard, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Williams, 44, is accused of threatening the bodyguard, Corey Dixon, on Feb. 28, according to a news release from sheriff’s office spokeswoman Nicole Bailes.
Sheriff’s deputies executed a search of Williams’ home Tuesday on Lake Breeze Lane in Gainesville as a result of an investigation from March 1.
He was arrested Feb. 29 on a separate misdemeanor battery charge in Gainesville after a store employee at Leslie’s Pool Supplies on Dawsonville Highway told police Williams punched him during an argument. Williams was released on $5,000 bond.
Williams and two female acquaintances are accused of confining and assaulting Dixon after he did not engage in criminal acts as directed by Williams, the sheriff’s office said.
One woman, Tatiana Smith, 24, is accused of choking Dixon and assaulting him with a baseball bat, and Williams threatened to kill him, the news release said.
During the search, investigators found large quantities of marijuana and several firearms, the sheriff’s office reported.
Williams is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, false imprisonment and felony possession of marijuana. Further drug and weapons charges are pending, the sheriff’s office said.
Tatiana Smith is charged with aggravated assault, misdemeanor marijuana possession and possession of the drug Alprazolam.
Lena Smith, 40, is charged with felony possession of marijuana.
All three were transported to the Hall County Jail, where they remain. A committal hearing is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday.