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Comedian Katt Williams remains free on bond after Hall court hearing
States witnesses did not appear at bond revocation hearing
Katt Williams
Katt Williams

A motion to revoke Katt Williams’ bond was dismissed this afternoon after the state’s witnesses did not appear at the hearing.

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion May 2 through his office to revoke Williams’ bond after the comedian was arrested April 27 in Fulton County and charged with allegedly throwing a salt shaker at an East Point restaurant manager.

At Wednesday’s hearing, the district attorney’s office announced that multiple subpoenad witnesses were not present in the courtroom. Williams’ attorney Drew Findling said he had multiple witnesses ready to testify, including a Gainesville Police officer.

Magistrate Court Judge Margaret Gregory dismissed the motion for bond revocation and the pretrial warrant in this case.

Findling said he was pleased with the outcome and said his client has been abiding by the terms of his bond.

A Hall County Magistrate Court judge allowed Williams to be released on a $60,000 bond March 9 after being charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and terroristic threats. He and two others were indicted March 31 by a Hall County grand jury in alleged connection to bodyguard Corey Dixon being assaulted with a wooden bat.

“(Williams’) said conduct constitutes violations of the law and therefore violations of the conditions of bond,” according to the motion.

The motion stated the district attorney’s office chose not to seek bond revocation when Williams was charged with disorderly conduct in late March. The comedian turned himself in to the Hall County Jail March 28 on a charge of allegedly fighting a teenager at the Melrose Apartments in Gainesville.

Findling said the police officer would have testified that the area was free of incidents when showing longer footage of the soccer game.

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