Embattled comedian Katt Williams is a wanted man after skipping a court hearing in Washington on Wednesday (12Dec12).

The funnyman was taken into custody in Seattle on 2 December (12) after he was allegedly involved in a vicious bar fight and booked on suspicion of harassment, assault, and obstructing police charges.

Williams was due to appear before a judge on Wednesday to be formally arraigned, but he failed to appear, prompting officials to issue a warrant for his arrest.

According to Tmz.com, the 39 year old's attorney claimed his client was absent due to a "medical issue".

This is the latest in a slew of legal woes for the star - he was recently hit with a lawsuit from a fan over allegations he struck the man with a microphone during a stand-up gig earlier this month (Dec12), and just last week (07Dec12) Williams was arrested following a previous high-speed police chase in Sacramento, California.