Former Death Row Records head Suge Knight is in trouble again, arrested by the LAPD early this morning and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Knight, 45, was also charged with driving with a suspended license. He was pulled over around 12:30am in South Los Angeles after a man accused him of robbery. Knight allegedly brandished a weapon at the unidentified man. He was brought to the station and booked, and later released on $65,000 bail.
Rolling Stone did a quick run-down of many of Knight’s legal woes over the past decade:
Knight was arrested in 1992 and sentenced to seven years probation for assault charges. He violated parole and served four years from 1997 to 2001, and was behind bars again in 2003 after attacking a parking lot attendant. Knight was also arrested in August 2008 on drug and assault charges stemming from an incident with his girlfriend, but he was later cleared of all related charges. In February 2009, Knight was badly beaten at an NBA All-Star Game party by a man claiming to be Akon’s business manager. A month later, Akon’s producer Noel “Detail” Fisher was robbed as rumored retribution; while Knight was implicated in the robbery, he was never charged.
Knight is also currently suing Kanye West in relation to an incident at a MTV VMA party West was hosting. Knight racked up extensive medical bills after being shot in the leg at the party at the Shore Club. The former record label head is seeking $1m in damages from West for the incident.