Guilty pleas, time served lead to man’s release from jail

LISBON — Dillon T. Dellapenna, the 23-year-old East Liverpool man who repeatedly was charged in 2018 for repeatedly assaulting and spitting on those incarcerating him, pleaded guilty late last week to the charges against him.

After a second evaluation determined Dellapenna knew the wrongfulness of his actions, he agreed to plead guilty to the charges, then was credited with time served and ordered released from the county jail.

Dellapenna pleaded guilty to prosecutor’s information for expelling a bodily substance at correction officers Michael T. Boss and Wayne H. Wilson on Sept. 14, 2018, as well as assaulting or attempting to assault Wilson on the same date.

He also pleaded guilty to assault on a corrections officer for physically harming assistant warden William Delbridge on June 26, 2018.

Dellapenna pleaded guilty in a third case to three counts of harassment with a bodily substance and two counts of assault, all stemming from Dellapenna harming corrections officers Matt Bumgarner and Nicole DeRuyter on April 27, 2018, as well as spitting on Bumgarner, DeRuyter and a corrections nurse Robert Hughes during the same incident.

Dellapenna, who court records indicated was a carrier of a hepatitis virus, was sentenced by Judge Scott Washam to two years of concurrent prison time for the charges, then credited with 753 days served and released from custody.



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