Suge Knight Face Fractured In AZ Assault
Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight was treated at a local Scottsdale, Arizona hospital, allegedly for broken bones in his face, after he was assaulted by a man associated with R&B singer Akon.
Police were called to a private party hosted by Akon on the second floor pool area of the W Hotel around 3:30AM this morning.
Hotel security expressed concern to local police that an altercation was brewing between two parties in the VIP area.
As officers arrived, they witnessed one person identified as Robert Carnes Jr. punch Knight in the head two times.
Officers used tasers to break up the fracas and later arrested Carnes Jr., 38, of Pennsylvania and another suspect, Thomas Leon Anderson Jr, a 33-year-old resident of California.
Knight was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital, where he was treated for several broken bones in his face and released.
Anderson was charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
According to Scottsdale police, Carnes Jr. is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault, due to the severity of the Knights injuries.
Both suspects were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.
Knight has had a number of altercations and run-ins with the law over the past year.
In May of 2008, Knight was knocked unconsciouss during an argument outside of a Hollywood Club, but failed to press charges against his assailaint, a local barber.
In August of 2008, Knight was arrested and charged with two counts of felony drug possession and one count of misdemeanor battery, after police claimed they had witnessed him strike a woman while holding a knife in the parking lot of the Las Vegas strip.
In December, a judge dismissed the charges without prejudice, after the prosecution had discovery problems and witness problems.