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Katt Williams’ Legal Woes Grow After Recent Arrest at Georgia Seafood Restaurant

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Katt Williams was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly hitting a restaurant employee with a salt shaker. It is the latest in a series of arrests for the comedian.

According to Capt. Cliff Chandler, police in East Point, Georgia got a call at around 10:30 p.m. about a fight at Spondivits restaurant. The manager had a bloody cut on his lip and said 42-year-old Williams caused it.

Williams’ family entered the seafood spot and some seated themselves. An argument occurred when staff told the family the table was reserved for another group. Once the comedian arrived, the argument got worse and he allegedly threw a salt shaker at the restaurant manager.

By the time police came, the “School Dance” star left the restaurant. Police later arrested him at a local Waffle House and charged him with battery. Later that evening, at 12:30 a.m., Williams posted $1,000 bond from the East Point Law Enforcement Center. His lawyer, Drew Findling, tells CBS News he will conduct interviews with witnesses. The attorney will also launch his own investigation into the matter. An investigation for the restaurant altercation is ongoing.

Williams’ troubling run-ins with the law have continued to grow in recent months. And all of the incidents have happened in Georgia.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the actor was arrested over an alleged dispute at a pool supplies store in February. March saw the star charged for allegedly threatening to kill his bodyguard. That same month, police were called when two women accused him of stealing their phones. He wasn’t arrested then, but he was handcuffed.

Williams’ most widely reported scuffle occurred in Gainesville, Georgia. A viral video showed a teen fighting the actor at an apartment complex. Williams was charged with disorderly conduct along with 17-year-old Luke Wash, who was charged as an adult.

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