Man pleads guilty to using vodka bottle in dishes row |

Man pleads guilty to using vodka bottle in dishes row

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A downvalley man pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree assault ” a charge that stems from a disagreement with his roommate about some unwashed dishes.

Timothy Hosfield entered his plea before Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely, who set sentencing for Jan. 6.

Hosfield, who was originally charged with second-degree assault, was arrested in July after he smacked his roommate in the head with a full bottle of vodka during a disagreement about who should wash the dishes. The incident occurred at a mobile home they rented along Frying Pan Road in Thomasville, according to Pitkin County authorities.

The victim, who was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs for treatment, has since recovered.

– An attorney for a Colorado Springs man who was arrested in late August for allegedly stealing a motorcycle said a plea deal has apparently been reached.

Defense attorney Theodore Hess said his client, Neal Gordon Littlejohn, was set to plead guilty to driving while ability impaired and operating a motorcycle without a permit. The judge scheduled a disposition hearing Nov. 25.

A rider on a dirt bike came up to Littlejohn and offered to let him take it for a ride, Hess said. About two blocks later, Littlejohn was pulled over by Aspen police. The arrest occurred Aug. 31 near Little Annie’s restaurant on East Hyman Avenue, a police report says.

– An Aspen socialite wanted in connection with a murder warrant issued in Arizona was not present for an unrelated hearing Tuesday in Pitkin County Court.

Pamela Phillips was arrested Aug. 31 in Pitkin County on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. However, the judge said Phillips was not required to attend the hearing.

Fernandez-Ely reset the hearing for Dec. 12, and required Phillips to attend. Her attorney, Richard Cummins of Aspen, said somebody called his office and said Phillips was not in town.

He declined further comment.

Authorities in Arizona issued an arrest warrant for Phillips last month in connection with the car bombing death of her ex-husband 12 years ago. Authorities believe that Phillips, who apparently is not in the country, paid Ronald Young $400,000 to kill her ex-husband, Gary Triano, on Nov. 1, 1996, so she could collect on a $2 million life insurance policy.

Young was arrested last month in Yorba Linda, Calif., on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Phillips faces the same charges.

Phillips and Triano, who was a real estate developer and investor, divorced in 1993.

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