News: Flesh-N-Bone's Felony Gun Charges Dropped

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 6:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-n-Bone" Howse had felony gun charges dropped today (April 20) in a Santa Clarita, California courthouse.

Attorneys on both sides have confirmed the case has now ended.

"The defense turned over some information, and we investigated and realized we were unable to proceed with the charges as filed, so the judge dismissed the case," said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles district attorney's office. (LA Times)

Flesh's attorney, Shepard Kopp, also expressed his reaction to the case's end.

"It vindicates what I've said from the start of this case, which is that Mr. Howse did not possess any contraband," he said. "When you haven't done anything wrong and you wind up in jail it's a pretty traumatic event. There's still a parole hold, and we hope to get that resolved within the next week." (Statement)

Flesh previously appeared in court last week but was forced to remain behind bars.

He remains in custody after a preliminary hearing was continued to Monday (April 20). Howse made an appearance in Superior Court today, where his defense attorney presented information that required further investigation, according to Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office. He remains in custody at Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles. (KHTS News)

He was originally arrested April 2 in California on gun charges.

Flesh-n-Bone was arrested yesterday evening in Santa Clarita, Calif. for gun possession. Police say they discovered a gun in Flesh-n-Bone's car, real name Stanley Howse, and took him into custody for gun possession. According to sheriff's information, he is being held without bail and is currently still in the slammer. Howse is due in court on Monday, April 6. (TMZ)
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