Monday, February 16, 2009
Suge Knight Face Fractured In AZ Assault
Marion "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 Knight’s injuries. Both suspects were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.