Comedian Katt Williams arrested in Seattle

Comedian Micah "Katt" Williams was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was involved in a fracas at a South Lake Union bar, Seattle police said.

Officers were called to the World Sports Grille near Ninth Avenue North and Westlake Avenue following a report of a dispute involving Williams and another patron at the bar, department spokesman Jonah Spagenthal-Lee said in a statement. Williams, a Los Angeles-based comedian who recently was parodied on "Saturday Night Live," was scheduled to perform at the Paramount Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but missed his Thursday show.

"During the incident Williams exchanged words with patrons in the bar, brandished a pool cue at a bar manager and refused to leave the business," Spagenthal-Lee said. "At one point during the altercation, Williams followed a family outside of the bar where, as the family got into their car, Williams flicked a cigarette through a car window at a woman, striking her just below her eye.

"Williams also threw a rock at the family's car."

Police said Williams struggled with officers as they tried to put him into a patrol car. Jail records show Micah Sierra Williams was booked into King County Jail at 6:42 p.m. Sunday for investigation of harassment, assault and obstructing police, and was being held late Sunday. He's expected to have a Monday afternoon bail hearing.

The Sunday incident was his second involving Seattle police this week, according to officers.

"Following Williams' Friday evening show, Williams was involved in an altercation with three fans," Spagenthal-Lee said. "The fans claimed Williams had attacked them after they tried to take a photo with him after the show. However, Williams claimed the fans had forced their way into his dressing room, and denied assaulting anyone."

No arrests were made in that incident.

"Following the incident, Williams told officers he planned to cancel his Saturday night show, and head out of town," Spagenthal-Lee said. "Apparently that didn't happen."

Williams, whom police said was 41 but who is listed as 39 in online biographies, is known for his role as Money Mike in "Friday After Next." He also was on Nick Cannon's MTV improve show "Wild 'n' Out" and has appeared on BET's "Comic View." Recently he was parodied on "Saturday Night Live" for his arrest in Oakland.

Born in Ohio, Williams has been a performing since 1990 and has worked with Lil Jon, Ludacris, Outkast, Oprah Winfrey and E-40.

He has been known for confronting hecklers and last month in Oakland he was moved off stage by his own security staff. The day before he was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating an 18-year-old.

The Sacramento Bee reported that in late November Williams ran red lights and fled from pursuing police. In 2006, Williams was found with a stolen gun in his briefcase at Los Angeles International Airport, the newspaper reported. Read more about Williams' Sacramento case.