Arrest warrant issued for Suge Knight

The rap mogul failed to appear at court on Thursday (February 20)

Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was released from jail on $19,000 bail this week (August 28) after being picked up on assault and drug charges in Las Vegas. Knight was taken into custody when police responded to a domestic violence call. The music boss has been accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife, and possession of a controlled substance. Pic: PA Photos
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.

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