Man has alleged drunken fit

22-year-old accused of smashing window, assault


— A 22-year-old local man allegedly in a drunken rage assaulted an older man after hurling a chair through a restaurant window and jumping on the victim's van.

Richard Lillingstone, after attending a ball at the Steamboat Grand Wednesday, allegedly got into a fight with his girlfriend at the ball and, while leaving, threw a chair through a window at the Cabin restaurant, causing more than $500 in damage.

Police were called to the area at about 9:45 p.m. when they got a report a man was "throwing himself" at vehicles traveling on Mount Werner Circle, said Assistant Police Chief Art Fiebing.

Irvin Fisher, 63, who works with Lillingstone for the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., was leaving the ball with his wife in their 1996 Dodge van when they encountered Lillingstone.

"Fischer saw Lillingstone in the middle of the street running toward his van," Fiebing said. "Lillingstone jumped on the hood of the van and punched the windshield, which caused it to shatter.

"Fisher slammed on his brakes, sending Lillingstone to fall in the street."

Fisher got out of the van to confront his co-worker when Lillingstone allegedly started to punch him.

"Fisher got back into his van and Lillingstone was holding on to the door," Fiebing said. "Lillingstone was dragged about 20 feet before he let go of the door."

Along with damaging the van's windshield, Lillingstone also allegedly scratched the van's hood and broke Fisher's left cheekbone.

After the alleged encounter with Fisher, Lillingstone got up and tried to stop a second vehicle being driven by Aime Peterson, 24.

Lillingstone allegedly jumped on the hood of her car and was trying to break a windshield wiper, court records show. He also allegedly tried to remove a mirror, Fiebing said.

Peterson stopped her vehicle, and a 21-year-old man got out of the vehicle to confront Lillingstone. The man allegedly had his glasses taken off his face by Lillingstone and was thrown to the ground, court records show.

Lillingstone then allegedly ran from the scene toward Ski Time Square Drive.

"Our nighttime shift tried to look for Lillingstone all night, but we could not find him," Fiebing said.

Lillingstone was arrested at about 8 a.m. Thursday morning when he showed up for work, Fiebing said.

Ski corp. security took Lillingstone into their office in Gondola Square and called police, Fiebing said.

Lillingstone appeared in front of Routt County Judge James Garrecht Thursday afternoon. Garrecht set Lillingstone's bail at $20,000.

Lillingstone faces felony charges of second-degree assault, criminal mischief and crime against an at-risk citizen for the alleged incident with Fisher.

He also faces charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and harassment for the alleged incident with Peterson.

He faces additional charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for allegedly breaking the window.

Lillingstone's next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday.


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