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Judge Dellick's son indicted on six felonies, nine counts overall



Published: Fri, January 17, 2014 @ 12:10 a.m.

Charges include kidnapping, assault

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Dellick

By Joe Gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

Youngstown

The son of Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick was indicted Thursday on six felony counts and nine counts overall by a grand jury.

John T. Dellick, 19, of Canfield, faces charges in two separate incidents, one for an October road-rage incident and another for a July episode with an ex-girlfriend.

For the July incident, Dellick faces charges of kidnapping and abduction, both felonies, and a misdemeanor count of assault.

For the October episode, Dellick faces two counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; two counts of ethnic intimidation, a fifth-degree felony; and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing. He was charged with ramming another man’s car in that incident, and Canfield Court Judge Scott Hunter recused himself from the case.

Prosecutors from the state attorney general’s office and a visiting judge were appointed to hear the case, which was dismissed last week at the request of prosecutors so the case could be presented to a grand jury.

A spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office said Dellick was issued a summons and is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 28.

He also was a suspect in road-rage cases in Austintown and Boardman in 2012 but was never charged.

Judge Dellick did not return messages seeking comment. Dellick’s attorney, Sam Amendolara, also did not return a message seeking comment.

Dellick also has a pending aggravated-menacing charge in Youngstown Municipal Court.

On Oct. 18, Dellick was charged after his vehicle rammed a car at a red light at U.S. Route 224 and Lockwood Boulevard. The 58-year-old driver of the car, Angelo Gomez, said he saw Dellick throw a bottle out of his car and yelled at him for littering. Gomez said Dellick yelled racial slurs at him and his wife after the collision.

Shortly after that incident, Judge Dellick issued a statement saying her son was falsely accused and is innocent.

Two of the felonious-assault counts come from that incident, with the indictment saying that Dellick tried to harm Gomez and his wife, Anita, by striking their car, and so do the ethnic intimidation charges, which state Dellick caused the Gomezes to believe he would harm them because of their race.

The aggravated-menacing charges are from that same incident because they contend Dellick threatened the couple.

On July 25, Canfield police were called to the Hilltop Plaza after Dellick’s ex-girlfriend, who was 17 at the time, said he agreed to meet her at the plaza, and when he arrived he picked her up and carried her into his jeep. A witness saw Dellick throw the girl into the car head first, police reports said.

That led to the kidnapping and abduction counts, with the grand jury saying that Dellick restrained her against her will and held her in the car until someone else arrived. Reports also said Dellick slammed her head against the center console and pulled her out of the car and also slammed her head onto the hood of the car, which led to the assault charge.

At the time, the girl’s parents declined to press charges.

That girl also is who he is accused of threatening at Youngstown State University in November, which led to the charges in municipal court. He was jailed briefly for a time when he was arrested on that charge but was released on bond.

On Oct. 11, a week before the road-rage incident, YSU police were called to an argument that Judge Dellick and her son were having on campus. The judge told police her son was upset because he was kicked out of the house for smoking marijuana, and he threatened her. She told those officers she was not concerned for her safety, and John Dellick agreed to get an evaluation at St. Elizabeth Health Center, according to the reports.

She also told police her son suffers from severe depression and anxiety attacks, and she was in search of a safe place for him.


Comments

1r0n724(57 comments)posted 3 months ago

Sounds like the kid needs to be knocked down a few pegs.

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2fcb(313 comments)posted 3 months ago

This coward won't spend one day in jail thanks to his mommy! Mark my words,if this kid doesn't get some help,and I don't mean mommy keeps getting him out of trouble, he is going to hurt some one,or worse. Then what is mommy going to do?

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3tafy(47 comments)posted 3 months ago

The victims should stand firm and make this kid plead as charged if it doesn't go trial. NO PLEA BARGAIN!! Let the court system send a message.

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4Photoman(950 comments)posted 3 months ago

She was trying to find a safe place for him???? How about a safe place away from him? Judge Dellick seems to be quite delusional.

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5Notorious_Pig(47 comments)posted 3 months ago

Lil Johnny Dellick probably has thought since Mommy is the Judge, I can get a free pass. Make an example out of this punk. I could see if it was just one incident, but this kid is a repeat offender. 6 felonies? I am white, but if this were a black kid from the hood, he would get 25 to LIFE!

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6kensgirl(538 comments)posted 3 months ago

She's got problems herself but she should put them aside and try to help her child. He's the type to walk into a movie theater and open fire. The kid needs help and fast.

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7steelwagon(284 comments)posted 3 months ago

Ohhh yeah here we go again
He's a victim,he's depressed ,he has anxiety disorders.

No he's just a spoiled rotten little punk who never got the ass blisterings he so deserved years ago.
I'll bet you every poster here knows someone who deals with depression and anxiety but they're not out pulling the kind of stunts little Johnnys been getting away with.

And while I really hate to throw the race card out here because I find it to be such a lame ass excuse for a lack of personel responsibility and accountability I can't help but think if this were a young black male commiting these serious crimes he would be going to prison for a good long while

Perhaps if this was a poor white kid there might even be federal hate crime charges being brought against him.

No the fact of the matter is this pink faced little coward has always counted on mommy's posistion,money and connections to bail him out of anything he gets into.

It's time he learns there are real and serious consequences when you commit felonies.
He's thinks he's a real tough guy so lock him up with some real thugs and he can find out just how tough he is.

she was in search of a safe place for him.
More like she was in search for a safe place FROM him.
She knows she can't deal with or control the little monster she helped to create and you really can't blame her for being afraid of him.

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8southsidedave(4709 comments)posted 3 months ago

Judge Dellick issued a statement saying her son was falsely accused and is innocent...get REAL

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9TERRAPINST(281 comments)posted 3 months ago

My God-it is unimaginable to me that people have such hate for a person they do not know nor have ever met. I understand his behavior appears (innocent until proven guilty) ugly, but man the ugliness of these posts for a 19 year old kid who is obviously a mess. His life is RUINED hopefully that is enough for everyone's satisfaction. If he was a 19 year old unknown thug from the south-side of Youngstown he'd have never gotten charged like this. He is being punished, not helped, because of who he is.

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10jed(2 comments)posted 3 months ago

this is just wrong, you people commenting must not have children or have perfect chldren. This young man had made some mistakes but that is no reason to smear him across the front page and make comments on his parents. I, as a parnet knows that our children do not always behave as we'd wish. Are all of you SO perfect that you can pass judgment on a whole family just because his mom is a public figure? Get real. Our kids do things sometimes but that does not mean they were brought up poorly, they just make bad choices at times as we all do. Take a long look in the mirror before you go posting crap that is distroying a family & a very young man's life, It could easily be your child or grandchild. And remember, Karma! You too will be judged for your actions by a much greater power.

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11yogibear(1 comment)posted 3 months ago

REALLY TERRAPINST! Think of what he did to all the victims involved! If he has all these issues the parents should have taken him for help a long time of go instead of letting him get away with everything. So what you are saying its ok to smash a girls head against a car, its ok to rearend an automobile & call them racist names & it sok to stab someone. Hmmm.... So what I am undersstanding is that its ok to committ a crime because he has depression & anxiety attacks!! The parents should have gotten him help if they knew he had these problems instead of getting him out of trouble everytime he did something wrong. He has depression now because he didn't just get a slap on his wrist....

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12YtownParent(250 comments)posted 3 months ago

@terrapinst states: "If he was a 19 year old unknown thug from the south-side of Youngstown he'd have never gotten charged like this." You're right he wouldn't have had the luxury of having the charges go before a grand jury(which is still a jury of his peers). He probably wouldn't have been given a bond to get out of jail. He would have waived that right and told him to plea guilty or he would have been convicted already without the continuances Mr. Dellick has enjoyed.

If it was anyone else the CFD officers would have done their job and arrested him after the July incident. Those felony charges don't require a victim or a minor victim's parent to press charges. The Ohio Revised Code does require the officer responding to an incident to make an arrest of the perpetrator. It appears that his mother's political position was used to grant him favor the law doesn't allow, so of course the public is going to be outraged and say so.

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13TERRAPINST(281 comments)posted 3 months ago

Yogi my comment was this: He has not been convicted of anything so really what do you truly know about it. Again, innocent until proven guilty. I justified none of his behavior, however should it be determined that he does suffer from emotional disorders those of course DO mitigate the matter. Finally, his behavior as your hate is not justified.

Ytown Parent-You're right despite his 2,000.00 rims, gold chain, pockets full of cash and reefer he would be granted an attorney we pay for. His name would have never been introduced to the newspapers decreasing his chance for a fair trial would have had his girl come down, post bond and not need any continuances because he would not have appeared for his court date and a CAPIAS would have been issued and he would be arrested again while driving under suspension. How would he have not had a grand jury/Secret indictment-usually only used on pretty significant drug dealers. Remember there's only 1 John Dellick there's about 10 arrests per day with the description I gave being accurate of most. What do you think is worse for our community?

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14TERRAPINST(281 comments)posted 3 months ago

Oh yeah Ytown the fault in this matter has been squarely placed on Dellick and his parents which is most likely accurate. My aforementioned description would have been SOCIETY'S fault right??? Not single parent homes, absent gaurdians or the behavior of most example setting role models......Wise up.

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15dontbeafool(786 comments)posted 3 months ago

@terrapinist.... you are right, he should never have been charged with these crimes. Why? Because if he was in jail where he should have been from previous incidents, he could not have committed these current charges.

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16YtownParent(250 comments)posted 3 months ago

None one's actions are society's fault @terrapinist. In Dellick's case you raise a very good point that if he suffers from emotional disorders those would be mitigating circumstances. Judge Dellick would bear some responsibility over how those emotional disorders were handled as the person making those decisions for him for the past 5-6 years. Since she spends all day ordering how others have to handle their children's emotional disorders the way she handled her own child's issues warrants voter scrutiny.

It would be unfair to John Dellick if his lawyer doesn't adamantly defend him based on the negative side effects that any drugs his emotional disorders were being treated with have been shown to cause in someone his age.

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17yasky(18 comments)posted 3 months ago

I agree with all of the "negative" posts. If you believe he isn't getting preferential treatment, YOU ARE DELUSIONAL!!! He may need "help", but he is a punk!!!

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18uptowngirl(92 comments)posted 3 months ago

The judge should have kept her mouth shut regarding his guilt or innocence. Her proclamation of her baby boy's innocence made it look like a fix is in the works.
You cannot be in the position that Judge Dellick is in and be effective if you cannot manage your own child's delinquency. She and her husband have obviously made many bad decisions regarding the boy.

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19gdog4766(1253 comments)posted 3 months ago

I'm surprised,she hasn't hidden him away in some fancy rehab place. That usually what happens in these cases. But I've said it before, she has no buissness sitting in judgement on juvenile when she's failed so miserably with her own. It'd be like a junkie presiding over drug court.

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20lumper(279 comments)posted 3 months ago

i hope he gets a fat, smelly, cellie.

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21bouyantkym(30 comments)posted 3 months ago

I bet every prisoner the judge put away, is anxiously waiting for this young new loverboy

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22jed(2 comments)posted 2 months, 4 weeks ago

you people are stupid, Judge Dellick is a juvenile judge not a criminal judge so she has not put any one behind bars. commenters and the media should let the courts decide and let it rest.

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