Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight and actor-comedian Katt Williams were arrested Wednesday on “suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer,” according to Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Knight was taken into custody Wednesday in Las Vegas. Williams was arrested while appearing in court on a separate assault case. The pair are accused of taking the camera of an unnamed “celebrity photographer” in Beverly Hills in September and have each been charged with one count of robbery. If convicted, Williams faces up to seven years in prison, while Knight faces 30 years due to a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
This isn’t the first legal run-in for the duo. According to TMZ, Knight and Williams got into a fight at a Los Angeles nightclub hours after Williams was released from jail in 2012. One week earlier, the two received citations after a “disturbance,” according to TMZ. Williams was reportedly waiting in front of a Subway shop while Knight, who has acted as Williams’ tour manager, was getting a manicure/pedicure at a nail salon when police arrived. Williams was cited for parking too close to a fire hydrant. Knight’s ticket was based on outstanding traffic warrants.
In August, Knight was shot six times in the stomach and arm while partying at a Los Angeles nightclub before the MTV Video Music Awards. “People were screaming and yelling and most ran out immediately,” a witness to the scene told Us Weekly. “The floor was covered with glass from everyone dropping their drinks.” Despite being shot, Knight was able to exit the club on his accord and later laughed off the incident.
“One thing my father always taught me, no matter what it is, you never give up, you never quit if you start something,” Knight said. “When you walk in a place, you walk in one way and no matter what goes on, you leave the same — as a man. I was shot, and I wanted to make sure I got to the right place to patch some of these holes up.”
In July, Williams was sued by his former tour manager for assault and battery who claimed that Williams hit him “with such force and power that he was rendered unconscious for a period of 90 seconds.” The case is still pending.