Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was back in jail Thursday after he suffered a “medical emergency” and was taken to a hospital following his arraignment this week in connection with a deadly hit-and-run.
After being treated for an unspecified medical ailment, Knight, 49, was taken back to Men’s Central Jail about 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. He is being held without bail pending a court hearing Monday, during which his attorney will argue for Knight’s release.
The former head of Death Row Records was hospitalized Tuesday after he pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder, two counts of hit and run and allegations that he committed a violent felony while out on bail pending another case.
Authorities say Knight used his Ford F-150 pickup truck to deliberately run over Terry Carter, 55, and Cle “Bone” Sloan, 51, last week in the parking lot of a Tam’s Burgers in Compton following a fight between Knight and Sloan. Carter was killed and Sloan was injured. Investigators say Carter was not involved in the dispute and was an innocent victim.
Sloan's attorney, Michael Shapiro, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday morning that his client suffered a mangled foot and a concussion in the incident.
"He's really not doing well at all," Shapiro said. "I don't see how the guy lived." Sloan, who is no longer hospitalized, is recovering.
Knight's initial attorney in the matter, James E. Blatt, had told reporters that Knight was assaulted and accidentally ran over the two men while trying to get away from his attackers. Carter was a longtime friend and Knight was "heartbroken" over his death, Blatt said.
Knight is now represented by a new attorney, David Kenner.
When asked his opinion of Knight's version of events, Shapiro replied: "A man against a car. How do you vote?"
Knight’s charges could be a potential third strike on a rap sheet that goes back 25 years. His two previous strikes are connected to convictions for assault with a deadly weapon.
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