Suge Knight’s bail has been revoked, officials confirm, leaving the former Death Row Records mogul in custody following his murder arrest last week.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department cites possible witness intimidation, Knight’s criminal past and fear that he will flee before trial as its chief concerns.
That will pretty much cover it, that trifecta.
Bail had been set at $2.2 million after Suge Knight was arrested for murder in the death of Terry Carter, 55, whom he killed, allegedly, in a hit and run.
Knight’s murder defense is that he didn’t know he hit anyone, and was in fear for his life, after an altercation with two men at a burger joint.
Another man was hurt, but survived. Cle "Bone" Sloan, 51, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and may have been Knight’s intended target.
Police believe Knight’s intent was very much to injure someone with his truck, and given his criminal record, that’s enough to keep him locked up for now.
According to an official spokeswoman, the 49-year-old considered a flight risk, in addition to a man who could engaged in major witness intimidation.
He is also a three-strike candidate, meaning he’s in for a more serious sentence, having been convicted of two or more violent crimes or felonies in in California.
The office of Knight’s attorney, James Blatt, confirmed they had "heard" that their notorious client’s bail was revoked and were looking into it.
Suge is due in court on Tuesday.
Knight founded Death Row Records in 1991, signing stars like Snoop Doggy Dogg (since renamed Snoop Dogg and Snoop Lion) and Tupac Shakur.
He was driving the car in which Tupac was killed in a drive by in 1996, and has been known more for his many run-ins with the law ever since.
Knight spent years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons charges, and was shot six times at a Chris Brown concert last year.
Also last year, he was arrested alongside comedian Katt Williams, and charged with robbery following an incident involving an aggressive paparazzo.