Transient accused in December robbery assault

first_imgA transient man believed to be involved in the beating and robbery of a Vancouver man made a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court.Adrian Diaz Aguilar, 20, was in court to face allegations of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with the December incident.The victim, 63-year-old Douglas Hodgson, suffered multiple rib, spine and facial fractures, deep head lacerations and brain bleeding, court records state. His current condition was not immediately available.On Jan. 1, Vancouver police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 124th Avenue for an assault. Jason Hodgson told police he hadn’t heard from his father, Douglas Hodgson, for several days and was concerned about his welfare. When he went to check on him, he found the inside of the residence in disarray and blood on the floor, walls and items throughout the place, according to an affidavit of probable cause.He found his father unconscious in a bedroom, and it was apparent he had been violently assaulted, the affidavit states.Police say they recovered an object from the residence that they believe was used in the attack, but it was not identified in court records. They also found that Douglas Hodgson’s wallet had been stolen, court records said.last_img read more

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