News: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Rapper Strikes Deal In Wife Beating Case

Friday, Dec 30, 2011 8:18AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-n-Bone" Howse will reportedly avoid time behind bars after getting arrested nearly a year ago on domestic violence charges involving his wife.

According to reports, Flesh will go on probation and be forced to perform community service.

Howse and his attorney Shepard Kopp struck a deal with prosecutors -- in which Howse agreed to plead guilty to false imprisonment in exchange for dropping the first two charges. Howse was sentenced to 3 years probation and time served in jail -- in addition to 100 hours of community service. He must also participate in a domestic violence program and donate $400 to a battered women's shelter. Kopp tells TMZ, "Flesh has always maintained his innocence of these charges, but it was best for his family and Bone Thugs to put this case behind him." (TMZ)

The rap veteran made headlines last January after getting arrested on domestic violence charges.

Flesh -- real name Stanley Howse -- was arrested back in January on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his wife allegedly turned violent. He was later charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, threatening her, and false imprisonment. (Anti Music)

Prior to the arrest, Flesh was busted for having two outstanding warrants in March 2010.

A concert at the House of Blues in Cleveland came to an abrupt end Sunday evening when authorities arrested a member of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony. Stanley Howse (Flesh-N-Bone) was arrested by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on two outstanding warrants. According to court documents, Howse was charged with felonious assault with firearm specifications and domestic violence with firearm specifications in January 1999. (WTOL News)

The arrest prompted police to shut down the rapper's Cleveland show.

A hip-hop concert in Cleveland Sunday night ended with about 50 police officers and the arrest of a member of Bone, Thugs N Harmony. The Cleveland Division of Police assisted deputies as they executed the arrest warrants at The House of Blues. Just before midnight, it was announced that police were closing down the show. Fans left the venue, many shouting at the police. (WTAM News)

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