Posted by on 01/16/2013

Smooth singing artist Lou Rawls was released from an Albuquerque, New Mexico jail today (January 16, 2002), after assaulting his girlfriend.

The incident unfolded the previous evening, in a room in the Wyndham Hotel, where Rawls and his girlfriend Nina Inman we’re staying.

At some point the pair became involved in a squabble that resulted in Lou Rawls allegedly pulling Inman’s hair and pushing her to the ground.

Lou Rawls was booked into the Bernalillo County Detention Center around 11:30 and was released the following day.

The singer was in the area performing a string of dates at various casinos when the assault occurred.

Lou Rawls was officially charged with battery on a household member.