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May 9, 2017: Hotel Heir Charged with Taking Vehicle, Disobeying Court Orders

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Hotel heir Conrad Hughes Hilton was charged today with taking a car and violating a court order to stay away from two residences in the Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced.

Hilton (dob 3/3/94) of Los Angeles and William James Bell (dob 11/22/96) of Santa Monica are each charged with one felony count of driving or taking a vehicle without consent in case BA457148.

Hilton also is charged with two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a domestic relations restraining order and one misdemeanor count of contempt of court.

Arraignment for Hilton was scheduled for today but continued to tomorrow in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Bell is due for arraignment on June 1.

On May 6, Hilton and Bell allegedly took a 2007 Bentley Continental from the house of Hilton’s ex-girlfriend’s father, prosecutors said. Hilton and Bell then allegedly drove the car to another house, looking for his ex-girlfriend in violation of a restraining order, prosecutors added.

If convicted as charged, Hilton faces a possible maximum sentence of nearly four years in jail. Bell faces three years in jail.

Bail for Hilton is set at $90,000 and Bell has bail set at $25,000.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division.