Man pleads guilty to criminal mischief |

Man pleads guilty to criminal mischief

Gary E. Salazar

— Six months after Richard Lillingstone-Hall broke the cheekbone of a former co-worker in a drunken rage, the Australian man apologized in court for his actions.

On Friday, Lillingstone-Hall was sentenced to five days in jail and ordered to pay $3,780 in restitution by 14th Judicial District Judge Joel S. Thompson. Lillingstone-Hall was also placed on one year of probation.

After the court hearing, Lillingstone-Hall was granted permission by Thompson to apologize to Irvin Fisher, who was in attendance.

Lillingstone-Hall, who worked for the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.’s ski school for the past two ski seasons, broke Fisher’s cheekbone and damaged his vehicle the evening of April 11.

Lillingstone-Hall was attending a gathering with other ski school employees at the Steamboat Grand Hotel when he broke a window to a hotel restaurant when he heaved a chair through it.

Lillingstone-Hall then went out on Mount Werner Circle and stopped Fisher’s vehicle by jumping on the hood.

After Fisher stopped the vehicle, he was punched in the face. After Fisher drove away, Lillingstone-Hall attempted to stop a second vehicle.

For the incident, Lillingstone-Hall pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.

After Friday’s court hearing, Lillingstone-Hall and Fisher talked outside the courtroom.

Deputy District Attorney David Moffat dismissed felony assault charges against Lillingstone-Hall because he said this was an isolated incident and the man does not have a criminal record.

Other reasons Moffat dismissed the charges is because Lillingstone-Hall has done 116 hours of community service and will get treatment for alcohol.

The restitution Lillingstone-Hall has to pay within a year is $3,221 to Fisher’s automotive insurance, $245 to Fisher’s medical insurance and $310 directly to Fisher.

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