Suge Knight Charged Over Girlfriend Assault
Posted on November 17, 2008 by Jamie Slaughter
Suge Knight has been officially charged with the assault of his girlfriend, which occurred in Las Vegas recently. The Clark County Justice Court charged Knight with three separate crimes. TMZ reports that Knight received two felony charges of possession of controlled substances, for hydrocodone and ecstasy, and also a third charge for misdemeanour battery. The charges branch from an incident back in August 27th, when Knight was arrested following his involvement in an argument with his girlfriend in the Las Vegas Strip.
Knight reportedly hit a curb then stopped, immediately followed by a physical altercation. When police arrived on the scene Knight was standing over his long-term partner, brandishing a knife.
"This was apparently Marion Knight's girlfriend that was riding with him in his car at the time. She started punching him while in the car (he was the driver and she was the passenger). In an effort to escape she grabbed the steering wheel and steered it to the curb. That's when she got out of the car and tried to run and he caught up to her," Las Vegas Lt. Chris Carroll told KLAS-TV at the time of arrest.
A court date has yet to be decided on.