Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Star Pleas Down Felony Charge

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Stanley Howse entered a plea of guilty to a fourth degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct and received a sentence of a $250 fine on Wednesday.

The State of Ohio agreed to reduce the charges to a misdemeanor from the original felony charges in January 1999 of felonious assault with a firearm specification.

"In our opinion, the reduced charge and the $250 fine are a reflection of the fact that the evidence did not support the original charge and the positive strides Stanley Howse has made in his life with his music, his band, and of course, his family," said Howse's lawyer Edmund W. Searby of McDonald Hopkins. "We are grateful to the Prosecutor's Office for re-evaluating the facts of this case," Searby further said.

"In my life, I have faced real tough times and I have been blessed in many ways; I am glad to put this behind me to focus on my music and my family. I am grateful to the family, friends, and fans of our music that have stood by me," said Howse.

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