John Dellick accused in another incident

Staff report


The son of a juvenile court judge was accused in another assault in July involving his girlfriend at the time, but she and her family opted not to press charges.

John Dellick, 19, is the son of Judge Theresa Dellick, who oversees the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center in Youngstown.

The Vindicator requested any reports involving John Dellick from the Canfield Police Department weeks before the release of the July report to the newspaper Thursday.

John Dellick most recently was arrested Wednesday by Youngstown State University police for purportedly making threats toward a woman. He remains in Mahoning County jail until his arraignment today on an aggravated-menacing charge in Youngs-town Municipal Court.

Dellick had been out on bond from Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield on aggravated-assault charges. That charge stems from a purported Oct. 18 road-rage incident.

In the July episode, Dellick was accused of assaulting the girlfriend, who filed a report naming Dellick with Canfield police. The incident with the girl, who was 17 at the time, occurred in the parking lot of Hilltop Plaza in Canfield on July 25.

A witness observed Dellick yell obscenities at the girl and then throw her head-first into a parked car next to his in the parking lot, according to a Canfield police report.

The girl told police she was dating Dellick for about two years, and that day, she decided to go boating with friends. Some of the friends were male, so Dellick became agitated and made threats that he wanted to cause harm toward her and her family.

The two agreed to meet at the Belleria Pizza in the plaza. According to the report, when she arrived, Dellick picked her up, carried her to his Jeep, threw her inside and would not let her leave.

While in the Jeep, Dellick pushed her into the center console, choked her and then pulled her out of the vehicle and threw her head-first into the side of her friend’s car, the report continues.

The victim’s friend also told police she saw Dellick force the victim to stay in the car, until another witness saw the incident.

After the altercation, Dellick attempted to use the Jeep to cut off the girlfriend and her friend on Talsman Drive.

The girl was asked by police if she wished to press charges, but told police at the time she would think about it. The girl’s mother and father told police they did not want to press charges at that time.

Canfield Police also advised the girl and her parents to contact the department if they wished to pursue charges in the future.

On Oct. 18, Dellick was arrested on charges of aggravated assault after he purportedly struck the rear end of another vehicle with his Jeep in Canfield Township. He also made racial comments toward the couple in the other car, according to the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department.

His mother sent out a statement after that incident supporting her son’s innocence.

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