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Katt Williams, teenager charged with disorderly conduct after viral video of alleged fight
Katt-Williams
Katt Williams

Comedian Katt Williams and a Gainesville teenager both face a charge of disorderly conduct after an alleged fight at a local apartment complex.

Williams, 44, and Luke Wash, 17, were charged, according to Gainesville Police.

Police began investigating after learning of a viral video of a fight. Police later determined it to be from Tuesday night at the Melrose Apartments on Davis Street.

Wash was booked in to the Hall County Jail after 3 p.m. Monday. Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said the two had been asked to turn themselves in to the jail.

Attorney Drew Findling said Williams had been doing community service and playing soccer with children at the apartment complex when the fight happened.

One version of a video of the encounter shows Williams being followed by the teen and later confronted while he sat on the ground with his back against a brick wall. The two exchanged words while they were surrounded by others just before the fight, the footage showed, with the teen eventually wrestling Williams to the ground.

Police said it was unclear exactly what the two had been arguing over.

"It's a shame because from all accounts from the people we interviewed, his behavior was exemplary the whole day," Findling said.

It's unclear if Wash has an attorney.

The charge for Williams will mean a violation of the $60,000 bond from earlier this month, Holbrook said. He was released from jail after being charged with aggravated assault in an incident in which he allegedly threatened his bodyguard, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

On Feb. 29, Williams was arrested outside Leslie’s Pool Supplies on Dawsonville Highway. He was charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a store employee, police said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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