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Lou Rawls Released From Jail

January 17, 2003

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

Police from Albuquerque’s international airport were called to a hotel near the airport 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, police said.

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 Thursday night and Friday night were to go on as scheduled.

Rawls, who lives in Los Angeles, has won three Grammy Awards. His hits include ``Dead End Street″ and ``A Natural Man.″

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