On Sunday night, March 28, 2010, Flesh-N-Bone (real name Stanley Howse) of Grammy Award-winning group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was arrested during a Bone concert in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
The concert, held at the House of Blues, came to a sudden and surprising end when the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office arrested Flesh-N-Bone for two outstanding warrants – “Domestic Violence with a Firearm Specification” and “Felonious Assault with a Firearm Specification” – dating back to January 1999?
According to witnesses, concert goers were not too happy with neither the show stoppage nor arrest and expressed their displeasure with the police by vociferously yelling and shouting “F**k the police!” in succession, while others shouted “We want Bone!”
This Cleveland concert is believed to be Flesh-N-Bone’s homecoming after spending nearly a decade in prison.
In September 2000, Flesh-N-Bone was sentenced to 12 years in prison (Pleasant Valley State Prison) in California for threatening a man with an AK-47; he was released in 2008 and embraced by his family and Bone brothers (Krayzie Bone, younger sibling Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, and Wish Bone) when he was released.
Flesh-N-Bone, again, was arrested April 2009 in Canyon County, California for gun and marijuana possession after his car was stopped and searched. The charges were later dropped.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is currently on a brief tour (performing in about 33 cities in the U.S.) promoting its upcoming album titled UNI-5: The World’s Enemy, scheduled to come out in May through Warner Bros. Records.
The group’s next show will be held Monday night at The Vogue in Indianapolis, Indiana. However, with this situation, it is unknown if the concert will take place. (More than likely, it a safe to assume that the show will go on without Flesh-N-Bone.)
Neither the group nor its label has released a statement regarding the abrupt arrest and the future of the upcoming shows.
View a brief video clip from local news station in Cleveland NewsChannal 5: