July 16, 2010 in City

Rapper arrested in Boise

Associated Press

BOISE – Police said the Atlanta-based rapper Too Short was arrested after performing in Boise and faces three counts of misdemeanor battery.

Police arrived at the Knitting Factory at 11 p.m. Wednesday to investigate reports that a fight broke out when security workers told Too Short, whose real name is Todd Shaw, that he couldn’t bring underage girls backstage.

Three employees at the concert house told police they were punched and kicked by Shaw, 44, and 38-year-old Michael Walton, who appeared to be Shaw’s associate.

Police said Walton, of Modesto, Calif., faces two counts of misdemeanor battery. Ada County Jail records show Shaw and Walton were arrested early Thursday and have since been released on bond.

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