Katt Williams Arrested: Police Find Guns, Arrest Rapper for Child Endangerment
UPDATE (Dec. 30 5:30 p.m.): According to E! News, the LAPD said that one of the guns recovered from Katt William’s home had been reported stolen and was loaded, which led to his arrest. Other details have not been revealed.
Comedian-turned-rapper Katt Williams is in trouble with the law again.
The site reports that LAPD arrested Katt at his house after the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services investigated the home and found numerous guns and illegal drugs, which created a safety hazard for the kids. Katt was held on a $100,000 bail and authorities put the four children in protective custody.
When Katt posted bail and left jail later last night, TMZ cameras caught up with him and he said that the guns were secured in a locked box. “If the police come in and raid my place and break into my gun boxes, you’re gonna find guns! I’m not in a gang, what difference does it make?” he said. “How do you keep kids safe without guns?”
He also expressed anger over the situation, adding that the incident happened at his office and not at his house, as originally reported. “They took my children from me,” he said. “How terrible is that?”
Asked if there were drugs at the house, he said, “You can look at my paperwork, there was no drugs … weed is not a drug.”
TMZ says that the case will go to the district attorney next week for possible child endangerment charges, which is a felony.
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