Judge's son files written waiver of arraignment

Judge’s son free after posting $25,000 bond

Staff report


John Dellick, son of Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick, waived his arraignment on several felony charges and is free on bond while awaiting his next court appearance.

It was expected that the 19-year-old Dellick would be arraigned Tuesday in common pleas court on charges of kidnapping and abduction, both felonies; two counts of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; two counts of ethnic intimidation, a fifth-degree felony; a misdemeanor count of assault; and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing.

Instead, his attorney filed a written waiver of arraignment Monday. Dellick was also booked into the Mahoning County jail briefly and then freed after posting $25,000 bond.

Under terms of his bond, he is not allowed to leave the state without permission, cannot use drugs or own firearms and must have no contact with the three purported victims in his cases. He also is under house arrest until the case is disposed of.

The charges he is facing stem from two separate incidents.

On Oct. 18, Dellick was charged after his vehicle rammed a car at a traffic 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.

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 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 when he was arrested on that charge but was released on bond. That charge is still pending.

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