Suge Knight: Timeline of his legal woes

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Despite having considerable net worth and power, Suge Knight has not escaped serious legal troubles. His latest troubles may send him to jail for the rest of his life. Here is a list of the legal troubles of Suge Knight.

1987: Knight was arrested for domestic violence, allegedly stealing a car, carrying a concealed weapon and attempted murder.


1990: Knight pleaded guilty to two battery charges.

1991: Rumor has it Knight held Vanilla Ice over a balcony to get him to sign over his publishing rights — which he reportedly did.


1992: Charged with assault and battery.

1996: Knight was sent to prison for nearly five years for badly beating a rival with rapper Tupac Shakur at a Las Vegas hotel. The beating came shortly before Shakur suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

1997: Linked to the death of Notorious B.I.G.

2002: Knight was jailed for violating his probation by associating with gang members in Los Angeles.

2003: He went back to jail on a parole violation after punching a parking lot attendant outside a Hollywood nightclub.

2005: Knight was shot in the leg during an MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in Miami. No arrests were made.

2006: Death Row Records filed for bankruptcy, and a Los Angeles judge ordered a trustee to take it over because of gross mismanagement.

2009: Knight was hospitalized for treatment of facial injuries following a fight at a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2013: The rap music figure was arrested on an outstanding warrant and later released after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles.

2014: Prior to the MTV Video Music Awards, Knight was shot six times during an altercation at a Hollywood nightclub at a party hosted by Chris Brown.

2014: Katt Williams and Knight were accused of stealing a camera from a photographer. He pleaded not guilty after being charged with robbery and could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

2015: Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder in a hit-and-run wreck that killed one man and injured another.

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