An actor who was a regular on the ABC political thriller “Scandal” has been arrested. TMZ.com reports that Columbus Short, who has had a series of run-ins with the law lately, was taken into custody today in a Van Nuys, Calif., courtroom.
“Short has been a wanted man since last month when he failed to appear in his criminal domestic violence case. Short chose to go to Barbados instead. The judge issued an arrest warrant and set bail at $40K,” the story reports. “That same judge became enraged earlier this week when Short skipped another hearing … he was still vacationing in Barbados. The judge upped the bail to $500K.”
When Short appeared in court today to deal with the situation, he was immediately arrested, TMZ reports.
The report adds: “Now get this … Short had another hearing today in a criminal case involving a bar fight, but he didn’t show because he was in custody. So the judge in the bar fight case issued a SECOND arrest warrant and set bail at $250K.”
Short left “Scandal” in April, reportedly to deal with his personal issues.