TMZ.com reports Robert Carnes Jr. was involved in a skirmish with former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight, which left the former Hip Hop mogul with severe injuries. Authorities were called to the W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona after being alerted about a fight between two camps in the VIP area. Citing a Scottsdale Police Department official report, TMZ names Carnes Jr. and another suspect, only referred to as "Anderson" as the assailants.
The report reads as follows:
"At about 3:30 AM, police were called to a private party on the second floor (pool area) of the W Hotel. Hotel security personnel called police when they became concerned that there would be a fight between two groups of guests having heated words in the VIP area. Officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area. They saw one person, later identified as Robert Carnes Jr., punch the victim in the head two times. Officers deployed Tasers to quell the fight that erupted. Officers arrested CARNES Jr. and ANDERSON for assault and disorderly conduct. The victim was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. CARNES Jr. reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer 'Akon'."
Anderson and Carnes Jr. have both been booked into Scottsdale City Jail. Anderson was reportedly charged with a count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, while Carnes Jr. was given a count of Felony Aggravated Assault, due to the severity of the victim's injuries. Akon's publicist, Jaime Cassavechia, also confirmed that while Carnes Jr. is indeed with the Akon camp, he is not Akon's business manager. Knight, who was reported to be in nearby SHC-Osborn Hospital, has not released any comments about the alleged altercation. Knight was involved in a similar altercation last May [click to read].