Former mogul admits beating woman in Vegas; man accused of assaulting Suge to plead not guilty.
Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor battery for beating a woman in a Las Vegas parking lot last year. Meanwhile, the man who allegedly assaulted Suge in Arizona last weekend is planning to plead not guilty.
Knight, 43, entered his plea in Las Vegas Justice Court Tuesday in a deal that dismissed two felony drug charges and one felony coercion charge stemming from the August incident, reports the Associated Press.
Officers witnessed the co-founder of Death Row Records striking Melissa Isaac while holding a knife in a parking lot near the Las Vegas Strip. They said Knight was carrying Ecstasy and hydrocodone when they arrested him.
Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman ordered Knight to receive counseling and pay a $340 fine. He's due back in court in August for a status check.
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Robert Carnes Jr. released a statement regarding the one count of felony aggravated assault leveled against Carnes for allegedly knocking out Knight in Arizona. It read:
"Robert Carnes, Jr. is a well respected executive within the entertainment community and currently serves as one of the management
consultants for artist/producer Akon. Mr. Carnes will be entering a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court where he will have the opportunity
to tell his side of the story."
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