Columbus Short Adds To His Rap Sheet With Bounty Hunter Arrest

Short’s rep confirmed in a statement that he was arrested by bounty hunters and booked for a citizen’s arrest.

As Columbus Short attempts to launch a music career, it appears the actor is also busy building a criminal record.

The former “Scandal” star found himself in police custody on Tuesday night prior to taking the stage during his album release event in Los Angeles. Short’s rep confirmed in a statement to E! News that he was arrested by bounty hunters and booked for a citizen’s arrest, despite reports citing the actor’s arrest was due to an “outstanding warrant,”

"It appears that this is a citizens arrest as a result of an issue between Mr. Short and his bail bondsman. The report bail amount of $500,000 is also inaccurate. No additional information is available at this time," says the rep.

E! News reports, Short is currently being held at Los Angeles County’s Men’s Central Jail on $250,000 bail.

Since his departure from Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC series, the 32-year-old has found himself in trouble with the law on a number of occasions. Last July, Short was arrested at a local Dallas bar for public intoxication and reportedly “verbally assaulting the police."

A month later the actor was taken into custody by Los Angeles authorities after failing to appear for his domestic violence case involving his estranged wife, actress Tuere Tanee McCall.

Short went on to plead no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery and was sentenced to three years of probation 30 days of community labor.  

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