HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The brother of socialite and hotel heir Paris Hilton, Conrad Hughes Hilton, 24, of Los Angeles pleaded no contest in court on Wednesday, June 6 for stealing a car and violating a protective stay-away court order, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed.
Hilton was convicted of one felony count of driving or taking a car without consent and one misdemeanor count of contempt of court in a negotiated plea agreement. His co-defendant, William James Bell, 21, of Santa Monica, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving or taking a vehicle without consent in a negotiated plea agreement.
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) responded to the 2300 block of Jupiter Drive in the Hollywood Hills at about 4:50 a.m. on May 6, 2017. Hilton and Bell were in front of actress E.G. Daily’s home, trying to contact Daily’s daughter, Hunter Daily Salomon, whom he had previously dated. He was found inside a Bentley Convertible belonging to Daily’s ex-husband and Salomon’s father, Rick Salomon, who once starred in a sex tape with Paris Hilton. Hilton allegedly visited Rick Salomon’s home first and stole his car. He was arrested by authorities early that morning.
During a hearing on May 10, 2017, Hilton appeared in court wearing a smock designed to prevent self-harm and allegedly made inappropriate outbursts. The judge agreed to postpone the arraignment and released Hilton on $90,000 bail, on the condition that he check into a hospital for evaluation. He was transported to a psychiatric clinic in Houston where he underwent treatment.
“He successfully completed his treatment,” said Hilton’s lawyer Robert Shapiro outside the courthouse. “He was properly diagnosed and has been given medication that has been very, very effective.”
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro sentenced Hilton to 3 years of probation and ordered him to attend mental health and substance abuse addiction counseling. The judge issued a three-year protective order mandating Hilton to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, her father and her mother.
Bell’s sentencing is scheduled for June 8 in Department 116 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. He was ordered to complete 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and mental health counseling before sentencing.
Hilton was arrested in June 2015 for breaking into Hunter’s home after they had broken up and she had filed a restraining order against him. According to reports, they briefly dated when Hunter was 15 years old. She expressed concern about Hilton’s mental health and erratic behavior. The hotel heir had other run-ins with the law in the past.
He was placed on probation and sentenced to community service after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge, following a British Airways flight in July 2014, during which he allegedly threatened to kill the co-pilot and flight crew, called fellow passengers “peasants,” and smoked tobacco and marijuana inside the lavatory. In June 2016, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for pot, cocaine, and synthetic marijuana use, and ordered to be placed in a residential treatment center.