Dellick hearing continued to Jan. 6

Staff report


John Dellick’s preliminary hearing in Mahoning County Area Court here for aggravated assault has been continued until 1 p.m. Jan. 6.

Dellick was supposed to have the preliminary hearing on the felony charge Monday, but both his lawyer, Samuel Amendolara, and the special prosecutor assigned to the case, Brian Deckert, a senior assistant Ohio attorney general, filed a joint motion late Friday requesting the continuance.

Dellick, 19, the son of Judge Theresa Dellick of the county’s juvenile court, is accused of an aggravated assault in October. The victim of the assault told county deputy sheriffs that Dellick rammed into his vehicle in Canfield Township after the victim yelled at Dellick for littering.

The man also accused Dellick of saying racial insults to him and his wife.

Judge Dellick released a letter after the incident and supported her son’s innocence.

After that charge was filed, another incident involving John Dellick came forward.

A woman pressed charges against him for reportedly making threatening comments to her at Youngstown State University in November.

He was taken back into custody on an aggravated-menacing charge and pleaded not guilty to the charge in Youngstown Municipal Court.

He was ordered to pay 10 percent of a $20,000 bond and was placed on house arrest.

A special prosecutor was requested for the cases involving Dellick.

Judge Scott Hunter of the Canfield court recused himself from hearing the aggravated-assault case against Dellick.

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