A California judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of actor Columbus Short following his alleged involvement in a bar fight earlier this month (Mar14).

The Scandal star is accused of punching a man in the head at Gabe's Bar and Grill in Los Angeles. The alleged victim is said to be have been rendered unconscious for several minutes and later required medical treatment for a broken nose.

On Wednesday (26Mar14), a judge issued the arrest warrant for Short on one count of felony aggravated battery, according to Tmz.com.

His bond has been set at $50,000 (Gbp31,250) and he faces up to four years in prison.