Flesh-N-Bone Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone, a.k.a. Stanley Howse, pleaded guilty to felony possession of a dangerous weapon in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday as part of a plea bargain.

The case stems from an incident in January, in which Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a disturbance at the home of one of the rapper's relatives. While there, police said they came across Flesh-N-Bone, a convicted felon, brandishing a loaded, sawed-off shotgun and initially refusing officers' orders to leave the scene.

Flesh-N-Bone was initially charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a shotgun, making terrorist threats, and resisting an officer (see "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone Arrested On Weapons Charges").

On October 24, Flesh-N-Bone could be sentenced to as much as three years behind bars.

The sentence could run concurrently with another ongoing

case for the rapper; in June, he was convicted of assault with a firearm and for being an ex-convict in criminal possession of a firearm after threatening a friend with an AK-47 in December (see "Flesh-N-Bone Convicted On Assault, Weapons Charges").

Flesh is the brother of BTNH's Layzie Bone (Steve Howse) and a cousin of Wish Bone (Charles Scruggs). His criminal record includes a charge of assault and battery (among others) in 1993, failing to live up to the terms of his probation on those charges, and assault and possession of illegal fireworks stemming from a July 4, 1997, incident, followed by a related altercation a few days later (see "Flesh-N-Bone Sentenced To Jail Time For Probation Violation"). The latter netted him a sentence of 120 days in jail.