Comedian Katt Williams remains behind bars as of Sunday after being taken into custody for physically assaulting an Atlantic Aviation towncar driver in Portland, Oregon on Friday night.
Williams was on his way to the “Wild N Out” improv comedy show at the Moda Center when he and the driver engulfed into an argument about transportation of his dog. The verbal altercation quickly turned physical after the comedian allegedly assaulted the man, TMZ reported. He then left the scene in another vehicle.
Police said the driver sustained minor injuries such as swelling and cuts on his face. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Authorities located Williams on Saturday morning and arrested him on fourth-degree assault according to Oregon Live. He was taken down to Multnomah County Jail and his bond was set at $2,500. Nevertheless, police also discovered the “Friday” actor had a warrant out for his arrest in Georgia which he was also being held for.
The 47-year-old remained behind bars as of Sunday morning and could possibly be transported back to Georgia for the felony warrant pending against him. Portland police told the news station they will decide Williams’ fate on Monday.
Williams recently made headlines after criticizing “Girls Trip” actress Tiffany Haddish for “her ability to tell jokes.” He also added that her majority of her comedy stemmed from colorism.
“We are in the only business where as a black woman what you look like is not supposed to be held against you. … But time and time again, they show you that you can be sidetracked by anything lightskin,” the comedian said on V-103’s “Frank and Wanda in the Morning” show.