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Dellick pleads not guilty, put on house arrest

Published: Sat, November 9, 2013 @ 12:10 a.m.

Judge’s son out on bond, under house arrest in case involving ex-girlfriend

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.


1bmanresident(597 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Will the lovely Judge Dellick release a statement proclaiming her perfect angel's innocence in this matter too? This is just too much. This schmuck should be committed to a mental hospital. It's a shame they don't still perform lobotomies.

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2tafy(86 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

One thing is for sure. The up and coming judgeship in juvenile court is heating up. The honorable thing for the sitting judge to do is step down and tend to her child. This boy is on a collision course with death. He has cost his mother her position or did she allow it to happend by turning a blind eye to her own problems. Time will tell.

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3southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Stay tuned....

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4kensgirl(604 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

This means he could walk out of his house and do more harm??? Can't believe it. The inmates are running the institution around here.

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5parlayhenry(219 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Ah, the American System of Justice; innocent until you kill someone. And even then, as part of the 1% of the aristocrats in this country, you get off then as well.
A person with a laundry list of crimes against him who shows absolutely no respect for the rule of law, and he's allowed out of jail? A domestic terrorist, by any other name. A man who hurled racists insults at one of his victims, crossing the line into "hate-crime" territory. A man who twice ran afoul of the police at YSU, a no-nonsense institution for MOST criminals; but exceptions can be made for the children of those with "influence".
And Sam Amendolara, what to make of you in this fiasco? You can try to excues yourself by saying you are just just doing your job; but a quote from the movie Cool hand Luke says it all: "Nah - calling it your job don't make it right, Boss." You're at the end of your career, Sam, why finish as someone's lapdog? For God's sake, have some self-respect and walk away from this!
As for John Dellick and his parents. Do you hear those drums, far off in the distance? Soft at first, boom, boom, boom, but getting louder and louder, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!!! That is the drumbeat of Lady Justice and she is one mean old girl and she is coming for all of you. She doesn't care about your "influence", nor does she care about the technicalities of a broken legal system. She is going to be swinging her big old stick on each and every one of you, guaranteed. That is how the universe works. You can run, but you can't hide. None of the victims of John's crimes have to lift a finger. Lady Justice will catch up to the Dellicks.

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6fcb(323 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Statistics show that people like this young man who are allowed to roam free almost always return to their victims and do harm to them.How many men have been jailed for beating their wife's girlfriends,ect and then after being released from jail on bond return to them and kill them.House arrest? Give me a break! This coward,woman beater isn't going to stay home.My guess is he was out last night looking for this young lady.I hope that her parents have more smarts then this mother judge and keep her out of the public until this coward is put behind bars,which might not ever happen.

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7papa1(662 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

stay out of the local malls and the airport. this lunatic will wind up killing someone, hopefully not many. and then who will be responsible?

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8papa1(662 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

if this miscreant was your son or mine, he'd have been in jail already. keep screwing around with him and maybe you'll see matt lauer asking, " were there any signs pointing to this?"

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9vinglass(231 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

"And it is odd that Betras has not pounced on this so there must be something to her hiring relatives of his."
It is a matter of public record that Dellick hired Betras's brother-in-law for a $63,000 job in her court. Rumor said that this was so he wouldn't run a Democrat challenger against her. Do ya think???

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10YtownParent(324 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

The good news is he should be back in jail soon for violating his bond on the first arrest. I'm glad he's not allowed on YSU's campus, eventhough it means I'll probably be stopped with more frequency because I have the misfortune of looking like him.

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11ytown67(22 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes Mr. Dellick is innocent until proven guilty as ea and every one of us would be if in the same situation. Just because someone says something happened is not enough, we are all entitled to due process of law. Now if he is found guilty he should be punished as he has a serious problem.

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12parlayhenry(219 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

The fact that our own Marie Antoinette, "let them eat cake", Terisa Dellick, knowing all that she knows about John, had the effrontery to stand up for him, without question, when he committed a racial hate crime against that Mexican-American family, shows that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Resign your post, Ms. Dellick. Ask God's forgiveness for your hubris.

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13bumslife(28 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, several of you raise the interesting point of him being arrested while out on bond on other charges. ANY of us without a family judge in the tree would have been held without bond after it was revoked for the new arrest. I seriously doubt we will see his bond (old or new) revoked due to the nepotism involved. Nice...

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14keugene(21 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

this kid is getting preferential treatment because his mother is a judge.....if this were some poor, schlub, from a low income famiy.....they would be in jail.....

But mama is a judge and god forbid her crazy son who has problems....gets punished......if i ran into him, i would kick his ass and dare someone to send me to jail..

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15rickiejo(8 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

for sure, if it was a southside kid or one from campbell or struthers, he would be in jjc. maybe had the good judge focused on raising him instead of her stellar career, he may have been different. the kid sure is angry. one thing for sure, he is going to bully the wrong person someday. what a waste of youth. grow up, kid, before it's too late to make changes.

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16rickiejo(8 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

as said, we again see the corruption of the 'machine' in the valley. he's had numerous run-ins with the law, is awaiting his day in court on the first charge, but is out on bail for this. i don't get it. judge, the laws you were sworn to uphold have been twisted and contorted with your influence and blessing. hang your head, as justice for some is different than justice for all in this area.

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17rickiejo(8 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

i stand corrected on the jjc comment. he should have been in the county lockup. he's over 18, at least physically.

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18papa1(662 comments)posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago

this whole situation is utterly ridiculous. do you think a restraining order will keep him in line. he threatened to kill his own mother! and his girlfriend! if he does kill someone he and his poor excuse for a judge mother should share a cell.


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