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Comedian Katt Williams pleads not guilty to assaulting driver in Portland

Katt Williams appears in court on Monday, October 8, 2018 (Pool image)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Comedian Katt Williams appeared in a Multnomah County courtroom Monday on a fourth-degree assault charge following reports that he assaulted a private town car driver in Portland.

District Attorney Rod Underhill said a "not-guilty" plea was entered on his behalf.

Micah Sierra “Katt” Williams was arrested Saturday morning after an alleged fight at Atlantic Aviation on NE Airport Way the night before.

Port of Portland Police say Williams accused of assaulting a driver of a private car service late Friday night when they got into an argument about taking Williams and his dog to a performance at the Moda Center. He was rumored to be a guest at Nick Cannon's Wild N Out tour stop in Portland.

The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of some swelling and cuts to the face, police say. Williams left the scene in another vehicle before officers arrived on-scene.

Williams was arrested the following morning in Southwest Portland. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on 4th-degree assault with a $2,500 bail. Williams has an active warrant out of Georgia, so he’s also being held on a “fugitive hold.”

In Monday’s court appearance, Judge Bernadette H. Bignon ordered that Williams not contact the victim. He was given a court-appointed defense attorney, and his next court appearance is scheduled for November 16.

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