LAS VEGAS -- Rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was jailed Wednesday on assault and drug charges after he was accused of beating his girlfriend while brandishing a knife, police said.
Knight, 43, the founder of bankrupt Death Row Records in Los Angeles, was arrested about 6:40 a.m. on a busy street near the Las Vegas Strip. Police responding to a domestic violence call found Knight standing over his longtime girlfriend with the knife in his hand.
“He did not stab her,” said Officer Jacinto Rivera, a department spokesman. Police did not release the identity of the woman, who told officers she was Knight’s girlfriend of three years. The woman was treated at a hospital for minor injuries, according to Rivera.
Knight was booked into the Clark County Jail on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription and battery domestic violence.