YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The son of Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick is back behind bars Thursday night.
Officials with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections confirm John Dellick was taken into custody Thursday afternoon for what was described as violation the conditions of his probation.
Dellick’s attorney, David Betras, said Dellick was cited for possession of marijuana and littering by Mill Creek Park Police on Wednesday. The charges, he said, are minor misdemeanors with the maximum penalty being fines of $150.
“I am looking into the incident and will have further comment at the appropriate time,” Betras said via email Thursday night.
He added that the arrest came after a meeting with his probation officer on Thursday.
“I am focused on helping John deal with this situation and his ongoing medical condition. John and I are of course cooperating with law enforcement official,” he said.
Dellick is expected to remain in the Mahoning County Jail until a probably cause hearing, which was set for 2:30 p.m. Monday. Betras said he plans on entering a not guilty plea on behalf of his client.
Dellick had been in some legal trouble previously. He appeared in court in March for a hearing on charges that he violated the terms of his probation by being in possession of a gun.
The charges for that appearance stem from an incident earlier this year when a gun was found in a Boardman motel room where Dellick was staying. He was not allowed to be around guns as a condition of previous assault convictions. Those cases involve a road rage incident in October 2013 and a simple assault involving his former girlfriend.
At the March hearing, Dellick’s terms of probation, which included continuing with mental health counseling and random drug testing, were extended Monday until November 26, 2016.
Dellick’s attorney, Dave Betras, said earlier that Dellick had the gun because he was going to commit suicide, but he later decided against it.
A visiting judge from Harrison County is handling that case.