News: Flesh-N-Bone Claims Gun Belonged To Wife, Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009 9:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-n-Bone" Howse appeared in court Monday (April 6) pleading not guilty to felony weapons charges claiming the gun he was arrested for belonged to his wife.

Appearing in a Santa Clarita Superior Court, attorney Shepard Kopp defended Flesh.

"The gun was found in a closet inside a locked suitcase," said Shepard Kopp. "The gun belongs to Mr. Howse's wife Isabel Flores, who is a Chicago Police Officer." Howse's wife is on leave from the Chicago Police Department, Kopp said. He said the firearm is registered and Howse told deputies at the time of the arrest that the gun belonged to Flores and she was a police officer. (The Signal)

A rep for the rapper previously informed SOHH about the lack of details originally being reported to the public.

"At this time all the facts have not been revealed publicly, however I can assure you 100 percent that Mr. Howse has not walked backwards," the rep wrote. "We live in a great American country where one is innocent until proven guilty." (Statement)

He was arrested Thursday (April 2) night in California.

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. He is due in court on Monday, April 6. (TMZ)

The rapper was released from prison last summer after serving eight years.

Howse was sentenced to 11 years in prison in September 2000 for threatening a neighbor with an AK-47 assault rifle. He served at Pleasant Valley State Prison until his release in July 2008. With the group, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1997 and an American Music Award in 2007. (KHTS News)

Flesh is currently behind bars on $135,000 bail and is due back in court Thursday, April 16.

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