Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Suge Knight Arrested by LAPD*

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

*UPDATE 8:30 a.m. : LAPD have transferred Knight to their Downtown facility and placed Knight under arrest for "assault with a deadly weapon and driving with a suspended license," according to a live broadcast on KTLA. The LAPD say the assault charges stem from an incident in their Southwest Division that is under investigation. He has already been bailed out of jail.

Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight is back in the hot seat today, after being taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department, according to an AP report published in the Daily News.

Compton-born Knight, 45, was pulled over in his white Cadillac Escalade at 12:30 this morning on the 14700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in Gardena, however police have not released information about why he was he was detained. He has remained in LAPD custody over night and has been undergoing questioning.

"Knight has had a number of run-ins with the law. He was recently accused of roughing up a rapper known as Yukmouth and stealing about $92,000 worth of jewelry. The rapper later recanted his story," notes abc7.

Support for LAist comes from

The well-known mogul has been in and out of prison since the 1990s, and has recently experienced financial difficulties, and has been involved in several legal skirmishes in the past few years. Authorities say "in March they were looking for [him] after a rapper accused him of robbery outside a supermarket."