News Flash: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh Will Get Probation

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-N-Bone and his brother-in-law will be pleading no contest to charges of assault and possession of illegal fireworks in exchange for the Los Angeles prosecutors dropping charges of terrorist threats and weapons offences, reports the L.A. Times.

Flesh, a.k.a. Stanley Howse, 24 at the time, and his then 19-year old brother-in-law Jamar Tarik Cole, were first charged July 4 last year with possessing a destructive device, possessing an explosive, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.

A few days later, Flesh got into a altercation with his 63-year-old next door neighbor, who had apparently lodged the complaint in the first place. At some point, the rapper allegedly climbed onto his roof, exposed himself and threatened to kill the man and sexually assault his wife. He was charged with making terrorist threats and intimidating a witness.

The Times reports that the lawyers and prosecutors had agreed to a sentence of three years

on probation. The District Attorney in charge confirmed the deal to the Times, but would not comment on the sentence, saying that was "up to the court." Howse and Cole are scheduled to enter pleas Friday in San Fernando Superior Court.

This is Howse's second serious brush with the law. He faced seven charges including assault and battery in 1993 and was incarcerated briefly early last year after failing to live up to the terms of his probation on those charges.