Columbus Short, the actor best known for his role on Scandal as Harrison Wright, was arrested on Wednesday (26th March) after allegedly being involved in physical altercation earlier this month.

Columbus Short
Columbus Short regularly appears on ABC's Scandal.

It seems a warrant was issued calling for the arrest of 31-year-old Short following an incident at Gabe's Bar and Grill, a West Hollywood restaurant, on March 15th. TMZ first reported the incident and claim Short hit a man after comments were made about Short's finances and his wife. It seems Short, and the man involved in the dispute, were both guests at a mutual friend's engagement party so they may well not be invited to the wedding.

The man Short allegedly assaulted was knocked unconscious and had to receive medical treatment for a broken nose. Police were allegedly investigating Short's involvement and evidently concluded charges should be brought against the Stomp the Yard actor.

Police arrested Short in the Claremont, Los Angeles yesterday but Short was soon released after the $50 000 bail was posted. Short, if found guilty of battery, could face up to four years in prison.  

Columbus Short
Columbus Short was arrested on Wednesday and charged with battery.

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This is not the first time Short has been arrested for violent crimes. Indeed, it is not the first time this year Short has been arrested! On Valentine's Day, according to TMZ, Short was arrested at his home in Woodland Hills, L.A. for physically attacking his estranged wife, dancer Tanee McCall. McCall filed for divorce last September and requested sole custody of their daughter. Spousal battery charges were brought against Short and, as the incident occurred in front of his two children aged 2 and 10, he was also charged with child abuse due to inflicting emotional trauma. This did not appear to deter Short from further assaulting his wife after an argument two weeks later. Short was once again arrested. 

Short appeared in court to face the charges relating to the Valentine's Day assault on Tuesday (25th March) and pleaded not guilty to both the spousal battery and child abuse charges. No court date has yet been set for Short to face the latest battery charges from the restaurant altercation. 

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Columbus Short
Short has allegedly been arrested three times this year.