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March 26, 2014: “Scandal” Actor Charged

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An actor on the hit TV show “Scandal” was arrested today on a felony complaint charging him with one count of felony battery with serious bodily injury, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Columbus Keith Short (dob 9/19/82) was booked by the Claremont Police Department and released on a $50,000 bail.

Short allegedly punched a male guest at a West Los Angeles restaurant on March 15, knocking the victim out. The felony complaint for arrest warrant was filed Tuesday by Deputy District Attorney Lester Kuriyama with the Airport Branch.

Arraignment information in case SA086874 will be announced later. If convicted, Short faces up to four years in state prison.

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the case.