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'Scandal' actor Columbus Short arrested after restaurant brawl

By CNN Staff
updated 1:19 AM EDT, Thu March 27, 2014
Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series
Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series "Scandal."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Actor Columbus Short is accused of punching and knocking out a restaurant patron
  • He faces a felony battery charge
  • He was released on $50,000 bail after authorities arrested him

(CNN) -- Authorities arrested "Scandal" actor Columbus Short Wednesday on a felony battery charge, prosecutors said.

Will Hayden -- Red Jacket Firearms owner and the Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns" reality star -- was arrested in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 8, 2014. He was accused of child molestation and was charged with a crime against nature. Hayden was released on $150,000 bail. On August 27, 2014 Discovery canceled his show after Hayden was arrested on a charge of aggravated rape. Will Hayden -- Red Jacket Firearms owner and the Discovery Channel's "Sons of Guns" reality star -- was arrested in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on August 8, 2014. He was accused of child molestation and was charged with a crime against nature. Hayden was released on $150,000 bail. On August 27, 2014 Discovery canceled his show after Hayden was arrested on a charge of aggravated rape.
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Short, 31, is accused of punching and knocking out a patron at a West Los Angeles restaurant on March 15, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a statement.

He was booked by the Claremont Police Department and released on $50,000 bail, the statement said.

A representative for the actor could not be immediately reached for comment.

Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series.

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