Flesh-N-Bone Convicted On Assault, Weapons Charges

Rapper Flesh-N-Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been convicted of assault with a firearm and for being an ex-convict in criminal possession of a firearm for threatening a friend with an AK-47 in December.

A jury in a Los Angeles Superior Court handed down the decision on Thursday, and Flesh-N-Bone, whose real name is Steven Howse, could face up to 19 years and 8 months in prison on the two charges when he is sentenced on July 14, according to Reuters.

Howse was convicted of pulling the semiautomatic weapon out of a baby's crib and pointing it at his friend, Torrance Vickers. Though Vickers said he didn't report the incident to police, his brother, Fred Nelson, testified that Flesh-N-Bone pulled the AK-47 on Vickers.

Howse's legal problems could worsen even further in the next few days, as he's scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on June 20 to face felony charges of possession of a firearm and resisting an officer stemming from an incident

in January.

In that case, Flesh-N-Bone was arrested for brandishing a loaded shotgun at a relative's home in Los Angeles, and then for refusing to leave the premises after officers arrived on the scene (see "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone Arrested On Weapons Charges").

Flesh-N-Bone contributed tracks and appears on Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's most recent album, "BTNH Resurrection," which has sold more than 1 million copies since its release in February.