Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Flesh-n-Bone landed a huge break in his domestic violence case, and will escape spending time behind bars. Flesh, born Stanley Howse, copped a plea deal in the case, which stems from an incident with his wife earlier this year.
The Ohio native was arrested back in January, after an argument with his wife allegedly turned physical. He was slapped with charges of threatening his spouse, inflicting corporal injury, and false imprisonment. According to his lawyer, Shepard Kopp, Howse agreed to plead guilty to false imprisonment so long as prosecutors dropped the other two charges. “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,” Kopp told TMZ.
Howse was sentenced to three years probation and time served in jail. In accordance with the deal, he must also attend a domestic violence program and donate $400 to a battered women’s shelter.
As a member Bone Thugs, Howse has sold upwards of 10 million records, but has been plagued by legal troubles as of late. In 1998, he was busted by police for carrying a sawed-off shotgun at a relative’s home, and refused to leave the residence. One year later he pulled a loaded AK-47 out on a neighbor following a dispute, and in 2000 was sentenced to 12 years in prison for assault with a deadly weapon charges and a probation violation.