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Judge's son has felony charge dismissed



Published: Tue, January 7, 2014 @ 12:05 a.m.

By kalea hall

khall@vindy.com

canfield

Any potential criminal charge against the son of a Mahoning County judge will now be decided by a county grand jury.

The felony charge of aggravated assault against John Dellick, 19, of Canfield was dropped at a preliminary hearing Monday.

Dellick now will have to wait for a county grand jury to decide what charge, if any, should be brought against him.

He is the son of Judge Theresa Dellick of Mahoning County Juvenile Court.

Brian Deckert, an assistant Ohio attorney general and a special prosecutor, told visiting Judge Michael Nunner the state would like to dismiss the felony charge.

Deckert said the state “was brought in late” and would like a grand jury to ultimately decide whether Dellick should be charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense.

Dellick’s lawyer, Samuel Amendolara, told Judge Nunner he had no objections to the dismissal of the charge.

Dellick was accused in October 2013 of road rage after an incident on U.S. Route 224 in Canfield Township.

The accuser in the incident told police he yelled at Dellick for throwing a bottle out of his window, and then the two exchanged words.

Dellick reportedly kept hitting the brakes on his Jeep to force the other driver to hit him, according to a police report. When the driver attempted to pass Dellick on Route 224, Dellick rammed into his car, according to a police report. The driver turned on to Stutz Drive and stopped.

The driver said Dellick yelled racial obscenities at him and his wife.

Dellick was arrested and taken to the county jail until he was released after posting bond.

After his arrest, Judge Dellick issued a statement contending her son’s innocence.

Judge Scott Hunter of Mahoning County Area Court here recused himself from the case after he presided over Dellick’s arraignment. Judge Nunner was brought in from Harrison County.

Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains asked the five common-pleas-court general-division judges to approve the Ohio Attorney General’s office to supply special prosecutors for the case in November.

Other road-rage incidents in Austintown, Boardman and Canfield involving Dellick came to light, and he was arrested again in early November by Youngstown State University police.

He was accused of threatening a woman on YSU’s campus and charged with aggravated menacing.

His pretrial hearing for that charge is at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 in Youngstown Municipal Court.


Comments

1daar2055(27 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Special treatment for a special boy..... he will get away with it watch and see. Just a waste of tax payers money.Sad very sad. The ppl he victimized are the ones going to be on trial not him. Well played Mamma Bear being a,judge didnt hurt at all......lol!!!!

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2snworb56(49 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Gee....I wonder how this will turn out?!!

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32muchtax(236 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Keep letting this punk off easy and someone is going to get hurt, we can only hope it's this punk kid and not some innocent person. Lets hope he doesn't go off with a gun. Wonder if the judge slash mom has all the guns locked up??? This kid needs to do some jail time!

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4gdog4766(1254 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Ohio is corrupt at all levels. Now remove this failure of a mother and judge at the ballot box. If the mother had any class at all she would apologize to the public and resign in disgrace. Her tenure will be a forgettable one.

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5coolnumbers(60 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks MOM!!!!!!!

Wait until you see what is next!

No I won't clean my room!

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6ytowncrazy(26 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Lets just hope the grand jury is tough on him and brings forth the felony charge.

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7Photoman(950 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

We have done this young man no favors by letting him skate each time he causes a problem. Unfortunately for him, he's likely to meet someone who may take his life and then his mom will wail that it's all society's fault.

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8fcb(313 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Come on people!! Did you expect any thing else. This is Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley ! Mark my word,some day Mommy is going to have to go up to a family and beg forgiveness for what her son did to some one. This kid is a bully! and we all know that bullies are nothing but cowards! Mommy isn't helping this kid at all.If this punk things he's so tough,put a uniform on him and we'll see that he is just a mommy's little boy! He sure has her snowed,doesn't he. Haven't heard a thing from dad on this. He's probably scared ----less of both mom and the kid!

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9mrblue(923 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

He will likely get off with a slap on the wrist---AGAIN. Stay alert, as the final chapter in this young man's life is yet to be written.

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10CantStandYa(107 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Well at least we all know what he looks like now. Here's hoping he gets out of his car and says something to me or someone like me someday. I'll just run him down. Then back up. Then do it again. Then maybe again just to be sure.

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11southsidedave(4709 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Stay tuned for the next time he goes on a rampage...

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12uptowngirl(92 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

What-- no plea bargain? I am outraged. Naught!

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13localguy(2 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Son of a Judge!
The privilege of rank, outside of the military.
Why was he never charged with attempted murder, or at least assault, when he knifed a guy at a gas station incident, in Austintown? Do you feel safe?
Judge Theresa Dellick of Mahoning County Juvenile Court....you should step down from your lofty position, and just be a mom.

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14Newsman(3 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Fricken politics everywhere in life, nothing makes me more sick

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15vinglass(221 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Wonder why Judge Theresa Dellick can't be removed from office?? Because she runs UNOPPOSED in the election. Why does this republican run unopposed ? Because Dave Betras won't put up a democrat challenger. Seems odd doesn't it? Betras's brother-in-law was given a cushy $63,000 /year job in Dellick's court. But , of course, that wouldn't have anything to do with it....

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16L0L(607 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

I think if ANYONE runs against her it will be an easy win and I hope it happens!

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17vinglass(221 comments)posted 3 months, 1 week ago

The Democratic Party must run someone against her in order to get her out of office. But Betras doesn't have a qualified democrat to run against her, Seems very strange huh?? See my previous post for the reason that we are stuck with this useless woman who was originally put in place by Sonny Smith.

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18highpoint(34 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

All this did was move the charging responsibility to where it can best be initiated, with a Grand Jury. Now, if those who believe in conspiracies think the Grand Jury can be 'bought' then time to get way-the-hell out of here. There will be justice here because the there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. As for Betras, hah... maybe Lisa Antonini or Don Hanni was more reprehensible...sorry representational of the PARTY... Get a Republican mentality and get things done.

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