February 24, 2013 14:24
Arrest warrant issued for Suge Knight
The rap mogul failed to appear at court on Thursday (February 20)
Former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight is wanted by US authorities after failing to appear at a court date on Thursday (February 20).
Knight, who was sentenced to 36 months probation for driving on a suspended license in August 2011, was due in court on Thursday to answer two cases which also involved driving on a suspended licence, but he failed to appear.
According to TMZ, the rap mogul now has two bench warrants out against him - one for $5,000 and another for $30,000 – which means police can arrest Knight on sight.
This comes just over a year after he was arrested by in Las Vegas for possession of marijuana. Police in Las Vegas had spotted him changing lanes and making a turn without signalling properly and, during a search, was found with less than an ounce in marijuana.
Knight has twice been pulled up on charges of driving on a suspended license before, and was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in May 2010, when the rap mogul was picked up by police after allegedly pointing a gun at someone then leaving the scene by car.
- Previous: Major Lazer delay new album 'Free The Universe'
- Next: Paloma Faith to play 'cashback' gig for War Child