Court records show that actor/singer Columbus Short has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and is facing a probation violation in a felony assault case, according to the Associated Press.
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, who starred on Scandal, 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 says she hopes Short will “complete his probation, and get on with career.” He added that he believed Short’s legal problems are overblown.