Former Salt Lake County Commission candidate Henry Hilton pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in Murray Circuit Court Friday as part of a plea agreement.
Hilton, 64, and his son Don, 36, were charged with assault after the two were involved in an altercation in July at a Sandy movie theater.Judge Michael Burton accepted Hilton's guilty plea on a reduced count of disorderly conduct and said he would hold the plea in abeyance to consider dropping the charge in six months if Hilton pays $1,002 to cover medical expenses incurred by Ronald Sterns, Sandy, who was treated at Alta View hospital after Hilton bit him on the arm.
Burton agreed to consider dismissing Don Hilton's assault charge in six months if the younger Hilton pays $50 to cover Sterns' cost of repairing a portable telephone damaged in the altercation.
In turn, Sterns told the judge he would not pursue a civil suit against either of the Hiltons as his part of the plea agreement.
Henry Hilton is the president of radio station KSOP and was the unsuccessful Republican in-party challenger to Commissioner Bart Barker in the September primary election.