Columbus Short gets month in jail for violating probation

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Posted: Jun 09, 2016 12:14 AM
Columbus Short gets month in jail for violating probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Scandal" actor Columbus Short has been sentenced to a month in jail for violating probation in an assault case.

Short was also ordered Wednesday to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program.

Short appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to face allegations he violated his probation after he tested positive in April for cocaine and marijuana use. He got six days' credit for time he already has spent in jail.

His attorney, Ludlow B. Creary, says he expects his client will be released soon. He says Short has no comment on the court's findings.

Short was given community service and probation after pleading no contest to felony assault for knocking a man unconscious at a family gathering in 2014.

He has acknowledged having drug and alcohol problems.