Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Suge Knight Arrested Near Beverly Hills

suge-knight-mugshot-2012.jpg
Marion 'Suge' Knight's 2012 Las Vegas mugshot (Photo by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested early Wednesday morning near Beverly Hills on an outstanding warrant related to a no-show court appearance.Knight, 48, was stopped at around 12:25 a.m. at by the Los Angeles Police Department at Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive for a traffic violation, according to City News Service.

Authorities confirm Knight, the Death Row Records founder, was booked on a misdemeanor and released at around 4 a.m. on $20,000 bail.

Two bench warrants were issued in February for Knight after he failed to show up to court in Beverly Hills regarding two cases of driving on a suspended license. The warrants gave police the ability to arrest him on sight, and it seems they took their chance overnight.

The California native has been no stranger to the legal system, and has had encounters with law stretching back at least as far as the mid-1990s. He has spent time in jail, and is currently on probation for his 2011 conviction for driving without a license.