Comedian Katt Williams has become the latest version Britney Spears — or Lindsay Lohan — or you name any person who has turned into a train wreck in a relatively short period of time. In the latest installment in what seems to be a disaster-ridden past few months, Williams was arrested on Friday for child endangerment.
According to law enforcement sources, Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested Williams at his Woodland Hills home on Friday morning, after an investigation from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services concluded that the numerous guns and illegal drugs in his house created a safety hazard for the children.
The report went on to say that during the arrest various items were seized, but did not specify what they were.
As of late Friday, Williams was still in custody, being held on $100,000. His four children have been placed in protective custody, although that is a somewhat vague statement.
Reportedly, Williams’ case will go to the district attorney next week for possible felony child endangerment charges.
Among Williams’ recent legal issues (from Wikipedia)
Nov. 9, 2012: A lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles which alleges that on Oct. 6, 2012 Williams hit his former assistant with “a closed fist” causing serious injury. The plaintiff is asking for punitive damages in the amount of $5 million.
Nov. 15, 2012: Williams was arrested in Oakland, Calif. on charges of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating an 18 year-old Berkeley, Calif. man with a bottle aboard Williams’ tour bus.
A few days after Williams’ aborted Nov. 16, 2012 performance at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, an attendee filed a class action lawsuit, seeking compensation for himself and “all others who paid money for a show and got nothing but Katt Williams’ non-performance.”
Dec. 2, 2012: Williams was arrested in Seattle after he allegedly got into a dispute at a bar in South Lake Union. Williams’ arrest came after his no-show on Nov. 29, 2012 for the first night of a planned two-night engagement at the Paramount Theater.
Dec. 7, 2012: Williams was arrested in Dunnigan, Calif. on a felony warrant arising from a Nov. 25, 2012 incident in Sacramento where he allegedly drove a three-wheeled motorbike on a sidewalk and failed to stop for police.
During the resulting police chase, Williams is alleged to have nearly hit five people with his bike, which prompted authorities to end the chase for safety reasons and issue the subsequent warrant.
It was also reported earlier today that the IRS has slapped Williams with a $4 million tax lien.