Dellick pleads not guilty, put on house arrest
By joe gorman
John Dellick, son of Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick, pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of aggravated menacing.
At arraignment in Youngstown Municipal Court, Magistrate Anthony Sertick upheld an agreement between city Prosecutor Dana Lantz and the attorney for John Dellick, Sam Amendolara, to set bond at 10 percent of $20,000 with house arrest.
Court records show his bond was posted shortly after his arraignment.
As a condition of his bond, the 19-year-old Dellick also is barred from contacting in any way the woman he is accused of threatening, or contact with Youngstown State University.
Dellick was arrested on a warrant Wednesday after an ex-girlfriend made a report with university police saying that Dellick had followed her to a class and threatened her. He has been in the Mahoning County jail since he was arrested on that warrant.
He has a preliminary hearing Dec. 18 before Judge Elizabeth Kobly.
When police questioned the woman Wednesday, she said she’d made an assault report with Canfield police about an incident over the summer where he had threatened her and choked her. But the woman and her family declined at that time to press charges.
John Dellick already is out on bond from Mahoning County court in a case of aggravated assault in Canfield.
On Oct. 18, Dellick was charged after his vehicle struck 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’s vehicle 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.
YSU police also intervened in an argument the younger Dellick and his mother were having on campus Oct. 11.
Also, Dellick was a suspect in road-rage cases in Austintown and Boardman in 2012 but was never charged.