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Charges against Katt Williams co-defendants reduced, dismissed
Comedian's probation agreement calls for him not to 'make amusement of his conduct'
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One of Katt Williams’ co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

Tatiana Shaquaese Smith and Lena Christine Smith were charged along with the comedian Williams in a March indictment alleging a bodyguard was assaulted with a bat.

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh dismissed the charges against Lena Smith because of her co-defendant’s pleas and that her “culpability was considerably less.”

A call to Lena Smith’s attorney Chandelle Summer and Tatiana Smith’s attorney Steven Frey shortly after 5 p.m. for comment was not returned.

Tatiana Smith pleaded no contest to multiple charges, meaning she does not admit guilt but accepts the charges. She was sentenced to three years of probation.

In the indictment, Tatiana Smith was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, simple battery, felony and misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of alprazolam.

Alprazolam is most commonly seen as the drug Xanax.

The aggravated assault charge was reduced to battery, and the false imprisonment count was amended to simple assault.

The state dropped the firearm possession charge and felony marijuana charge, and the other drug charges are on a conditional discharge, meaning no punishment if the court’s conditions are followed.

Williams was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, simple battery, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The District Attorney’s Office dismissed the aggravated assault and firearm possession charge, and Williams pleaded no contest to the lesser offenses. The false imprisonment and terroristic threats charges were reduced to simple assault.

The marijuana charge is also under a conditional discharge.

The total was five years of probation, Williams’ attorney Drew Findling said.

According to Assistant District Attorney Ray Mayer, Williams will also pay $7,500 in restitution to the victim.

Tatiana Smith and Williams will perform 100 hours of community service and are banned from the Northeastern Judicial Circuit — Hall and Dawson counties — during probation.

Williams must also surrender $15,979 and firearms seized by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

“(Williams) shall not publicly deny, challenge, disparage, trivialize, make amusement of his conduct herein or in any way disparage the Hall County Sheriff’s Office or the Hall County District Attorney’s Office,” according to the probation conditions.

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