Early this morning, Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested in the greater Los Angeles area, reports TMZ.com. The Death Row Records co-founder, and executive producer behind nearly a dozen platinum albums from Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and others was apprehended while driving.
In addition to charges of assualt involving a firearm, Knight was reportedly driving with a suspended license. There is no word yet if the initial charges stem from a late March super-market robbery, said to have involved Luniz rapper Yukmouth. At that time, Knight was wanted by police.
According to reports, Knight remains in custody, with a bail set of $65,000 $60,000.
TMZ’s video of the arrest can be seen below:
UPDATE: CNN reported Friday that Knight’s $60,000 bail was posted. The onetime music mogul’s attorney, Marc Brummer, said, “He’s innocent, 100 percent,” Marc Brumer told CNN in a phone interview. “Suge Knight is a businessman. He is not a person who would carry a gun or flash a gun at anybody. That’s not Suge Knight.”
Knight was arrested late Wednesday night after police were told he aimed a gun at a man. Authorities later stopped Knight’s Cadillac Escalade in Gardena, California, where he was also found to have a suspended license.
Less than two days later, Knight’s attorney believes the alleged victim should be charged with false accusations. “There was never a gun found,” Brumer said. “He was very cooperative, answered all the questions police had, and we just feel that he shouldn’t have been arrested.”
HipHopDX will keep you updated.