Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone Arrested On Weapons Charges

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone, a.k.a. Stanley Howse, has been arrested and charged with weapons possession and other violations in California, reports the Reuters news service.

Howse, 26, was charged Wednesday with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a shotgun, making a terrorist threats, and resisting an officer following an incident on Monday at the home of a relative in Los Angeles. According to Reuters, Howse had a loaded shotgun at the residence and initially refused officers' orders to leave the house. His bail has been set at $95,000.

Flesh is the brother of BTNH's Layzie Bone (Steve Howse) and a cousin of Wish Bone (Charles Scruggs). His criminal record includes assault and battery and other charges 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.

The arrest has likely put a kink in the pending Bones Thugs-N-Harmony reunion. Flesh, whose participation with the band has been intermittent over the years largely due to his legal problems and solo career, had rejoined his crew for a new album titled "BTNHResurrection" due for release February 29.