Take it away, Seattle Times:

Stand-up comedian Micah "Katt" Williams was a no-show Thursday morning at his arraignment in Seattle Municipal Court. But he had an excuse.

Williams' attorney, Thomas McAllister, told the judge his client was under the impression that he did not have to appear at the arraignment and has returned to California, where he lives. McAllister said that Williams read a Seattle Times story earlier this week in which a spokeswoman for the City Attorney's Office mistakenly said that he did not have to appear if an attorney was in court on his behalf.

Municipal Court Judge Willie Gregory rescheduled the arraignment for Wednesday, saying that Williams received "misleading" information.

The failure to show didn't stop Williams from being charged with three counts of assault stemming from two Seattle incidents. (Williams is accused of hitting an audience member with a microphone during his performance last Friday at the Paramount, and of throwing a chair at two fans who approached him after the show.) Full story here.