Image

12:54 PM / Tuesday April 23, 2024

29 Apr 2016

Actor Columbus Short fails drug test while on probation

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
April 29, 2016 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO:  Columbus Short  (Photo: Helga Esteb / shutterstock)

By Anthony McCartney

associated press

LOS ANGELES — Court records show that former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Leslie E. Brown received details about the failed drug tests Thursday and ordered the actor to appear at a hearing May 9 to address them. Court officials were unable to provide a copy of Short’s probation report on Tuesday.

Short pleaded no contest to felony assault in September and was sentenced to three years of supervised probation, two months of community labor and anger management counseling. He was charged after he delivered a running punch during a fight at a family gathering in March 2014. The blow knocked a man unconscious, gave him a concussion and fractured his eye socket.

The actor has completed anger management counseling, but has not yet completed the community labor terms of his sentence.

Short’s attorney Ludlow B. Creary II said the actor has previously publicly addressed his drug use and no further comment on it was necessary. Short told Access Hollywood in 2014 that his cocaine use and drinking had caused many of the problems that led to his departure from “Scandal.”

Creary said he hopes Short will “complete his probation, and get on with career.” He added that he believed Short’s legal problems are overblown.

“It’s our belief that Mr. Short is going to continue to make progress,” Creary said.

Short, 33, left “Scandal” after being charged in the assault case and a separate domestic-violence case involving his estranged wife.

The actor was ordered to pay the man he struck, Fenton Hyche III, more than $14,000 in restitution to cover medical bills and lost wages..

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Philly NAACP

April 21, 2024

March 17, 2024

Tweet Email Tweet Email Related Posts Philadelphia Judicial Primary Candidates At A Glance Guide Philadelphia Judicial Candidates...

Sports

Hank Aaron rose above racist hate mail and threats in pursuit of Ruth’s home run record 50 years ago

April 14, 2024

Tweet Email ABOVE PHOTO: Hank Aaron holds aloft the ball he hit for his 715th career home...

Health

Know as they grow; how birth defects affect each stage of life

April 22, 2024

Tweet Email Family Features Birth defects, structural changes†that†affect one or more parts of the body, are the...

Election 2024

Shapiro administration implements new federal work study program for nonpartisan civic engagement

April 22, 2024

Tweet Email HARRISBURG, Pa. -– The Shapiro administration has implemented a new program from the U.S. Department...

Color Of Money

Advancing your skills to stand out in today’s job market

April 22, 2024

Tweet Email BPTBy Andréa Backman, President of Strayer University You’ve probably heard a lot about “the skills...

Seniors

Finding your strength while living with Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

April 22, 2024

Tweet Email BPT LaQuilla Harris, a devoted mother, grandmother and retired property manager, led a healthy and...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff