Man Alleges "Suge" Knight Made Death Threat Against Him

Knight was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of felony assault

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    Suge Knight leaves midtown hotel to promote CD's for his label Death Row Records October 15, 2004 in New York City. (Photos by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)

    Marion "Suge" Knight, who was arrested last week for allegedly pointing a gun at someone, was ordered by a judge to stay away from a man who claims the rap mogul threatened to kill him, according to court papers obtained Tuesday.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson, in an order handed down Monday, directed that Knight stay at least 100 yards from Elwood E. Chatman, his wife, Kitty Chatman, and the man's 12-year-old son.

    Chatman wrote in his court papers that Knight told him Friday "he was out now and (was) going to take my life."

    He also claimed he has been assaulted and threatened twice before and has "an open case with LAPD for an assault" that occurred April 4. He does not state if Knight was his alleged assailant on the previous occasions.

    A hearing on whether to extend the order is scheduled June 8.

    Knight, 45, was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon and on a warrant for driving on a suspended license, according to Los Angeles police. He posted $65,000 bail and was released at 12:01 p.m., according to county inmate records.