Woman says John Dellick threatened her at YSU

By joe gorman



The son of a Mahoning County juvenile court judge was arrested Wednesday on charges of making threats earlier in the day toward a woman at Youngstown State University.

John Dellick, 19, was served with an arrest warrant Wednesday afternoon involving the incident on the campus.

He is out on bond from Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield for a charge of aggravated assault stemming from a road rage incident there Oct. 18.

For the latest charge, he was booked into the Mahoning County jail and is expected to be arraigned in municipal court Friday afternoon. City Prosecutor Dana Lantz said people arrested for menacing or aggravated menacing are held without bond until they are arraigned by a judge.

He is the son of Judge Theresa Dellick.

On Oct. 11, YSU police were called to an argument mother and son were having on campus. The judge told police her son was upset because he was kicked out of the house for smoking marijuana, and he threatened her. She told those officers she was not concerned for her safety, and John Dellick agreed to get an evaluation at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the reports. She also told police her son suffers from severe depression and anxiety attacks, and she was in search of a safe place for him.

In Wednesday’s episode, a university police report said the victim and her friend went to the campus police station about 11:30 a.m. The woman said she was sitting in Wendy’s eatery on campus when Dellick walked up to her and said he would beat up the man she was sitting with.

The victim said in the report she was afraid, so she texted a friend who agreed to walk her to class.

They walked from Kilcawley Center to Lincoln Hall and Dellick walked behind them — shouting threats at her.

He also said if she did not return his calls or texts, he would “find her,” the report said.

The two women then walked behind a large trash container between Ward Beecher and Moser halls.

The report said Dellick told the victim: “You and the people you are with will end up in here dead.”

The victim also said Dellick took her coffee when they got inside Lincoln Hall and threw it to the ground. He then blocked her entrance into a classroom, the report said.

The victim and her friend then walked straight to the campus police station and made a report.

On Oct. 18, Dellick was charged with colliding with a car at a red light at U.S. Route 224 and Lockwood Boulevard, after the 58-year-old driver saw Dellick throw a bottle out of his car and yelled at him for littering. The man said after Dellick struck his car, Dellick yelled racial slurs at the man and his wife.

Shortly after that incident, Judge Dellick issued a statement saying her son was falsely accused and is innocent.

In county court, Judge Scott Hunter has recused himself, and a visiting judge was appointed to hear his case. A pretrial hearing in that case is set for Nov. 22.

John Dellick also was a suspect in two road-rage incidents in Boardman and Austintown in 2012, once kicking a mirror and another time he was accused of stabbing a man.

No charges were filed in either incident.

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