ATLANTA — Katt Williams is in trouble again, this time in the city of Atlanta.
Channel 2's Tom Regan learned the comedian is being transferred to Fulton County from Hall County, where he was previously facing assault charges.
The new charges, confirmed by Atlanta police, include entering auto, theft by taking, and simple battery.
Williams was arrested Tuesday in Hall County and charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment against a man police believe to be his bodyguard, Corey Dixon.
"It's our understanding that Mr. Williams was encouraging our victim, Mr. Dixon, to engage in some criminal activity in the Atlanta area," said Deputy Nicole Bailes with the Hall County Sheriff's Office
Dixon claims that when he refused to commit crimes under Williams' orders, he was taken back to Williams' home in the Harbor Point subdivision in Gainesville and was assaulted.
Deputies said Williams directed Tatiana Smith, 24, to choke Dixon and hit him in the chest with a baseball bat.
That alleged incident happened just the day before Williams was arrested for punching an employee at a pool supply store and a week to the day after he was recorded getting into a brawl on stage at a rap concert in Philadelphia.
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