News: Flesh-N-Bone Hit W/ New Gun Charges, Case Takes Aim At Felony Past

Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse is reportedly facing additional gun charges after pleading "not guilty" earlier this week to weapons possession.

With a prior criminal record, prosecutors have now used his past to add an additional charge.

Prosecutors have charged Stanley Howse with gun possession by a felon, the latest in a series of legal troubles for the popular Grammy-winning rapper. They said Howse has five prior felony convictions dating back more than a decade that include assault with a semiautomatic weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and assault likely to produce great bodily injury. (Los Angeles Times)

Flesh appeared in a Santa Clarita Superior Court Monday (April 6) as attorney Shepard Kopp defended him.

"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)

He was arrested earlier this month in California.

Flesh-n-Bone was arrested yesterday (April 2) 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 nearly a decade behind bars.

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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