Columbus Short was arrested by bounty hunters, before he was set to perform at his album launch party on Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Columbus Short Arrested

Short was scheduled to perform his new music at Infusion Lounge, at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles, but instead he was cuffed by bounty hunters, before he even walked on stage.

The Stomp The Yard actor was reportedly arrested and booked for a citizen’s arrest at around 12:30 am.

“His arrest was not due to an outstanding warrant as was erroneously reported,” Short’s team told E! in a statement.

“It appears that this is a citizens arrest as a result of an issue between Mr. Short and his bail bondsman. The report bail amount of $500,000 is also inaccurate. No additional information is available at this time,” Short’s rep added.

Short is allegedly being housed in Men’s Central jail on $250,000 bail, and has a court date for Thursday morning at 8:30 am.

The former Scandal actor has been struggling with legal troubles for over a year.

A bench warrant was issued against Short in October 2014 after he failed to show up for a mandatory court hearing for felony battery charges.

Short pleaded not guilty during an arraignment in May 2014 to charges that he punched a man and left him unconscious with a fractured left eye socket.

Short’s second wife obtained a temporary restraining order in April 2014 against the actor, after she claimed that Short yelled at her abusively, and held a knife close to her throat during an argument.

Short was also arrested in Texas in July 2014 for public intoxication.

As a result of his legal issues, Short was let go from his hit ABC show, and has since focused on releasing his first album.

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