Lou Rawls Booked For Battery

Entertainer Lou Rawls posted bail and was released from an Albuquerque, N.M., jail after he was arrested and booked on one count of battery on a household member, police said.

Entertainer Lou Rawls posted bail and was released from an Albuquerque, N.M., jail after he was arrested and booked on one count of battery on a household member, police said.

Police from the city's international airport were called to a hotel near the facility around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Marshall Katz, aviation police chief. Rawls' companion, Nina Inman, told officers she and Rawls had been talking about their relationship when the conversation escalated into a shoving match.

Officers arrested Rawls and booked him into the Bernalillo County Detention Center on one count of battery on a household member. "He was a gentleman during the arrest, very professional," said Katz.

The 67-year-old singer was in Albuquerque to perform two concerts at Isleta Pueblo's casino south of the city. Representatives in the casino's marketing department said the concerts last night and tonight were to go on as scheduled.


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