News

Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

COLUMBUS SHORT: The former "Scandal" star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short during a heated altercation at their home in California in April. Photo: Associated Press

A Los Angeles judge has issued a warrant for Columbus Short arrest after the embattled actor skipped a hearing in his domestic violence case.

The former “Scandal” star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, during a heated altercation at their home in California in April.

She claims he was intoxicated as he allegedly threatened her with a knife, pinned her down on a couch and began to choke her.

Short was due to face the accusations in court on Wednesday morning, but he was a no show, so the judge overseeing the case approved a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.

McCall-Short, who was previously granted a restraining order against her ex, is requesting further protection from the 31-year-old.

She filed to end their eight-year marriage last September.

News of his court absence emerges just a day after Short narrowly avoided becoming a wanted man in a separate criminal case on Tuesday after turning up late for another hearing.

It is not yet known which case Tuesday’s court visit was for, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated battery relating to a bloody bar brawl in Los Angeles in March and a count for public intoxication following an arrest in Dallas, Texas during the U.S. Independence Day celebrations.

Latest News

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Local Sports, UVA, UVA Sports

Drug Charges Against Former Cavalier Scott

Fresh
Scott Mike (credit virginiasports.com)

Former UVA basketball star and current Atlanta Hawk Mike Scott has been arrested on drug charges.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his identity

Fresh
14-overlay19

An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 31

WENN

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, UVA

New Assistant City Managers Named

Updated
Charlottesville Seal 041212

Leslie Beauregard, who directs the city budget, and Mike Murphy, who's been leading the human services department, will be the co-assistant city managers.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties

GOP: Audit McAuliffe Donation

Elephant Donkey Symbols 031608

The party wants to know if a PAC contribution recently returned was illegal.