Columbus Short can’t seem to stay away from trouble these days. On Friday, the former Scandal star was arrested in Dallas, Texas, for public intoxication.
According to People, the 31-year-old actor allegedly fought with security at local hot spot Katy Trail Ice House. An employee told the entertainment magazine that Short “got into an issue” with off-duty police officers who are employed by the bar.
The source continued, “He was uncooperative with police. It was a minor issue. He was verbally assaulting the police.”
This isn’t Short’s only arrest this year. He found himself arrested in March after reportedly punching a patron at a Los Angeles restaurant. Short pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of battery.
In April, the beleaguered star was accused of domestic abuse by his wife, Tanee Short. She filed for divorce and asked for a restraining order to protect herself and their 2-year-old daughter. The couple had been married for nine years.
Shortly thereafter, the actor said he was leaving Scandal, though television industry critics speculate that he was fired from the show.
He announced, “At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today.”
Now that his character’s storyline has come to an end, Short told People that he was focusing on a music career instead.
He shared, “To be honest with you, I’m feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and in a perfect place to write great music. God’s been preparing me for a long time to deal with this season of my life. Being able to have thick skin is something that is needed.”