‘Suge’ Knight arrested on assault and drug charges

Rap mogul is taken into custody in Las Vegas

Rap impresario Marion ‘Suge’ Knight was arrested today (August 27) on assault and drug charges in Las Vegas.

The former Death Row Records boss has been accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife. Police picked him up near the Las Vegas strip after responding to a domestic violence call.

“He did not stab her,” a police spokesman told the Associated Press.

The name of the woman has not yet been released, however she is assumed to be Knight‘s girlfriend of three years. She was admitted to a nearby hospital for minor injuries and released.

Knight, 43, was taken to the Clark County jail, where he is expected to be held for at least 12 hours. He has been booked on felony charges of assault with deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription and domestic violence.

Police said he was in possession of ecstasy and hydrocodone at the time of his arrest.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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