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‘Suge’ Knight, Former Head of Death Row Records Arrested, Released

Marion 'Suge' Knight

Marion 'Suge' Knight

It’s a far cry from being arrested on assault and weapons charges as Knight was in 1992, nor is it as dramatic as being investigated in the drive-by shooting of  Notorious B.I.G. as Knight was in 1997, but even so, it reminds us here at Crime Library of his other scuffles both with parking valets and the criminal justice system.  In fact, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight is only one of many associated with the rap-music industry, who have gotten themselves more than just a slap on the wrist for breaking the law.

This time Knight was pulled over for a traffic stop in Beverly Hills, California, at about 12:30 a.m. on September 11, 2013. A quick computer search by police pulled up the bench warrant issued for Knight in February after he failed to appear at a hearing regarding a February 15, 2011, arrest for driving without a license in which he was sentenced to three years of probation.

In 2008 Knight was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and aggravated assault. He wound up getting two counts of felony drug charges and one count of felony coercion dropped in exchange for pleading guilty to  misdemeanor battery.

A trip now down memory lane as we look at Knight and other rappers’ run ins with the law.

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