Columbus Short Posts Bail After Arrest at Album Release Party

“He is being released from jail tonight,” former “Scandal” actor’s lawyer tells TheWrap

Last Updated: September 24, 2015 @ 4:17 PM

Columbus Short posted bail late Wednesday night following his arrest at his own album release party on Tuesday.

“He is being released from jail tonight,” former “Scandal” actor’s lawyer Ludlow B. Creary told TheWrap. Creary said that his client would no longer have to attend a court hearing scheduled for Thursday morning.

Short’s latest arrest came at the hands of bounty hunters just before he was about to perform at Universal Studios City Walk in Los Angeles. Following his arrest, he was held on $250,000 bail at the Men’s Central Jail, but has now been released.

“His arrest was not due to an outstanding warrant as was erroneously reported,” his rep said. “It appears that this is a citizen’s arrest as a result of an issue between Mr. Short and his bail bondsman.”

The arrest was the latest in a series of legal troubles involving the embattled 32-year-old actor. In April 2014, he left the hit ABC show “Scandal” after being charged in a domestic violence case.

In December, a judge ruled that Short would stand trial on a felony battery charge stemming from a brawl the previous March in the parking lot of a Los Angeles bar, where he was accused of punching Felton Hyche. Hyche suffered a concussion and a fractured eye socket, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. If convicted, Short faces up to four years in prison.