A week after the incident (which happened on March 15th), a warrant was issued by the Claremont Police Department for Short’s arrest on a charge for Criminal Battery and a graphic picture of the 37-year-old victim was later uploaded to the internet.
According to TMZ, the actor has a history of violence outbursts and multiple arrests under his belt:
Short was arrested for physically attacking his wife in front of his children. The incident occurred back in February at his Woodland Hills home at around 2 AM. According to legal docs, Short and his wife started arguing and it got physical. Short’s kids — a 2-year-old and 10-year-old — were watching. He’s been charged with spousal battery. Prosecutors also charged him with child abuse because of the emotional trauma the kids suffered by watching. Short pled not guilty on Tuesday.
Short was arrested 2 weeks later in Chatsworth, CA. According to the police report, Short and his wife got into a heated argument and he allegedly pushed her.
But there’s more. We found out Short was prosecuted for a brutal attack on an L.A. basketball court in 2010. He sucker punched a player, bashing his teeth in and cutting him badly. Short pled no contest to disturbing the peace. He had been charged with aggravated battery but that was dismissed.
Also, if convicted for the new battery charge, Short faces the maximum sentence of four years in prison and currently has a bond set at $50,000.