Comedian Katt Williams and record producer Suge Knight were arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing a camera from a female celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, media reports said, citing officials. The two were reportedly charged with one count of robbery each.
The 49-year-old Death Row Records co-founder could face 30 years to life in prison, as he has been previously convicted for assault with a deadly weapon, TMZ reported. Prosecutors were reportedly seeking a $1 million bail for Knight and a $75,000 bail for Williams, who could face a maximum of seven years jail time if convicted. The incident reportedly took place on Sept. 5 outside a studio in Beverly Hills. The female photographer reportedly sustained minor injuries in the incident, which is being investigated by local police.
"Mr. Knight was unaware that there was any warrant. We will be addressing the circumstances in court," his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told NBC News. Knight, who has previously served jail time, was reportedly arrested in Las Vegas.
Williams was reportedly arrested at a court in Inglewood, California, where he appeared Wednesday to be arraigned in connection with a July 15 assault incident. The comedian had allegedly pepper-sprayed a man and attempted to hit him with his car, The Los Angeles Times reported.
Las Vegas police said Knight was also booked in a separate case for driving with a suspended license, Reuters reported.
In August, Knight was shot six times during a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at the 1OAK nightclub in California. Two other individuals were also wounded in the incident.
Knight and Williams have both faced several legal troubles in the past.
Knight was reportedly given a jail sentence of nine years, of which he served four years, after he violated probation in an assault case. He was released in 2001 and was again arrested in 2003 for violating his parole after he assaulted a man in a parking lot, E! News reported.
In January 2013, Williams was arrested in front of his Los Angeles house after failing to appear in court for an earlier arrest involving a police chase in Sacramento. He was arrested and charged with child endangerment in late 2012 after police raided his home, and found guns and drugs.