'Scandal' Star Columbus Short Arrest Warrant Issued

3/26/2014 12:40 PM PDT

Columbus Short Arrest Warrant Issued -- 'Scandal' Star Is A Wanted Man

"Scandal" star Columbus Short is now a wanted man -- TMZ has learned a warrant has been issued for his arrest for felony aggravated battery stemming from a bar fight earlier this month. 

TMZ broke the story ... Short allegedly suckerpunched a guy at an engagement party after the dude mouthed off to Short. The victim was left with a broken nose and was rendered unconscious for several minutes. 

Now a judge has issued a warrant for Short's arrest on one count of felony aggravated battery.  It's a felony because of  serious bodily injury.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.  As of this post, Short has not turned himself in.

His bond has been set at $50,000.