Rapper Flesh-N-Bone, of the Grammy-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, was arrested in Ohio on Sunday for assaulting his mother, according to The Associated Press.
The incident occurred in Solon, Ohio, 12 years ago, and the rapper, whose real name is Stanley Howse, was in the local area with his act for a sold-out hometown performance at Cleveland’s House of Blues. The concert was part of the group’s reunion tour, which they kicked off last Wednesday, and marked Howse’s first time in the state in more than a decade. He apparently did not expect two outstanding warrants for his arrest to disrupt the show.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s deputies planned to take Howse into custody after Bone Thugs-N-Harmony finished their set. However, the rapper spotted the police in the crowd and attempted to make a getaway with help from members of the audience. He was apprehended backstage by one of the deputies with the assistance of the Cleveland Police Department.
Howse remained in jail Monday (March 29) with no legal representation reported. He is charged with domestic violence with a firearm and felonious assault. He allegedly struck his mother in the head with a gun in 1998, leaving her with a 1-inch gash on her forehead.
Since that time, Howse has had other troubles with the law. In 2000, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in California on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and probation violation after aiming an AK-47 at a friend. He served eight years. In early 2009, he was again arrested for gun possession, but the charges were later dropped.
According to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Web site, a live Ustream chat scheduled for Monday had to be canceled and rescheduled.