Bench Warrants Issued for Suge Knight's Arrest

Suge Knight

Bench Warrants Issued for Suge Knight's Arrest

Former Death Row CEO wanted for skipping court dates.

Published July 1, 2013

Marion "Suge" Knight is once again on the wrong side of the law. Two warrants have been issued for the ex-Death Row Records CEO over a pair of driving mishaps, according to TMZ.

Authorities in California served Knight a couple of bench warrants — each running $20,000 — for skipping out on tickets he was issued for being caught driving on a suspended license, first in 2011 and again in 2012. Hearings on both cases were held this month.

Since his days alongside Tupac Shakur at the height of Death Row's impact, the 48-year-old Compton native has experienced a myriad of unfortunate incidents. In addition to taking some physical blows (like being shot in the leg and being knocked out while leaving a nightclub in L.A., the latter of which was caught on tape), Suge has filed for bankruptcy, collected a debt with the IRS of over $6 million and added to a criminal record that includes domestic abuse. In 1997, for example, he was sentenced to nine years over probation violation. He was released in 2001 and two years later was back in jail for violating parole. 

In February of this year, bench warrants were issued under his name over other failures to appear in court. Knight has since settled those discrepancies.

He's yet to respond publicly to his latest traffic troubles. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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