Gun Charges Against Suge Knight Dropped

By Allen Starbury  |  06/11/2010

Suge KnightSuge Knight was in the news headlines over the past month for some of his old antics, but it seems as though he's off the hook on those charges.

The former hip-hop mogul was arrested back in late May after he was accused of sending death threats to a man in Los Angeles with a gun during an argument.

The man, who has now been identified as Elmwood E. Chatman said that following his argument with Knight, the notorious music exec sent "had 8 guys come to my house and told them to get me or kill me."

So, Knight was later arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and was later freed on $65,000 bail.

Just this week, the Associated Press reported that Los Angeles prosecutors declined to file assault charges against Knight, but are asking police to investigate further.

Chatman currently has another open case with the LAPD for an assault that occurred on April 4. Though he did not name Knight in the incident, he did claim that Knight threatened his life several times, and harassed his wife and their 12-year-old son.

Knight and his legal team have denied that any such incident with Chatman took place or that Suge was carrying a gun.