An anti-gang worker was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday (November 24) for his role in the robbery of rapper Bizzy Bone of group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.
Marlow Bow Wow Jones and three co-defendants pleaded guilty to beating and robbing Bizzy Bone during a January incident in a hotel room in Universal City, California.
Jones and the other men accosted Bizzy Bone in his hotel room, chocked him and robbed the rapper of his jewelry.
When Jones was arrested, he was an employee of Unity One, a city sponsored anti-gang program.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Jones, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, in addition to admitting that his actions were done to benefit a street gang.
Jones’s co defendants were also sentenced to lengthy the present terms.
Ricky Pearson, 30, was sentenced to 19 years in prison, Vanquan Knott, 20, was sentenced to 11 years, while Markiece Goss, 24, was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the robbery.
Bone Thug is currently preparing for the release of their new album Uni 5: The World’s Enemy, which is due in stores December 22nd.
According to sources Bizzy Bone will not be able to take part in promotions for the album upon its release, because he is attending court ordered drug rehab.