Dellick involved in two other incidents
In addition to being charged with aggravated assault, the son of a juvenile court judge is also accused in three other road-rage incidents and a verbal altercation incident.
By kalea hall
In addition to being charged with aggravated assault, the son of a juvenile court judge also is involved in three other road-rage incidents and a verbal altercation incident.
John Dellick, 19, of Canfield is Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick’s son, and he was charged this month with aggravated assault.
John is accused of ramming into another man’s car while driving in Canfield Township on Oct. 18. Angelo Gomez, 58, of Boardman was with his wife stopped at a light on U.S. Route 224 and Lockwood Boulevard when he said he saw John Dellick throw a bottle out of the window of his silver Jeep. Gomez yelled at Dellick for littering, and then Dellick started to repeatedly hit the brakes in an attempt to get Gomez to hit him, Gomez said. Gomez went around Dellick and then Dellick rammed into the back of Gomez’s car. When both men got out of their cars, Gomez says Dellick yelled racial slurs at him and his wife and questioned their citizenship.
Judge Theresa Dellick contended her son was wrongly charged in the case in a statement she released after he was charged.
That statement came despite an incident with her son just a week earlier on the Youngstown State University campus. On Oct. 11, Youngstown State University officers responded to a verbal altercation on Armed Forces Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. When they arrived, John Dellick appeared very agitated, according to the police report. The other person involved in the altercation was his mother, Judge Theresa Dellick. Theresa told police her son was upset because he was kicked out of her house for smoking marijuana, according to the report. She also told police her son suffers from severe depression and anxiety attacks, and she was in search of a safe place for her son.
During the verbal altercation, the report says John threatened to kill his mother. Theresa told police she did not fear for her safety, but feared for her son’s safety.
John agreed to be evaluated at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the report.
These incidents follow a litany of run-ins with law enforcement in cases that each seem to include road-rage tendencies. In a road-rage incident that occurred Feb. 5, 2012, a 61-year-old Canfield man told the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Department Dellick cut him off on U.S. Route 224 and almost caused an accident. As both cars stopped at a red light, the man yelled at Dellick, who then got out of his Jeep and told the man he wanted to fight, according to the report.
After this encounter, the man followed the Jeep to get the plate number. Dellick followed the man, and when they both came to a stop outside of the victim’s brother’s house, Dellick attacked him. The man told police Dellick punched and kicked him until his brother told him to leave.
In addition, Dellick also was involved in a road-rage incident in Austintown in June 2012. Paul Jones, 22, of Youngstown told Austintown police Dellick told him to pull over after Dellick cut him off. Jones pulled into the Sun Merchant gas station on Mahoning Avenue. Both men engaged in a fight that had to be broken up by the clerk at the gas station. Jones went to St. Elizabeth Health Center after the fight for two stab wounds to his back. Dellick also went to the hospital for treatment. He had a black eye, cut on his hand and scratch on his face.
Dellick refused to provide a statement or answer questions.
Jones said he wants justice, but the police did not go forward with the charges because the prosecutor said there were too many conflicting statements.
Another incident in Boardman involving Dellick also was never prosecuted because the victim did not wish to press criminal charges. In January, a Poland man told police Dellick kicked his side-view mirror and rammed into his car after Dellick cut him off and told him to get out of the car.
John Dellick will have a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 in Canfield court for the aggravated-assault charge.