ALLIANCE, Ohio (WOIO) - The man wanted for yelling the “n-word” and “white power” after crashing into a woman’s car pleaded not guilty to all charges today in his arraignment.
Johnathan Hydock, 26, hurled racial slurs toward Jolean Dailey, a black woman, after a car accident on West State Street. Haydock also yelled “white power” while reaching for a firearm.
“When I went to go and record him, that’s the first time someone said something like that to me or my life was threatened,” Dailey said.
Hydock pleaded not guilty to all charges, including ethnic intimidation, but claimed in court he was regretful.
“I know I screwed up,” he said, “I just want my life back. I want my job back, I want to go back to work, I want to go see my daughter. I just want my life back.”
Jolean Dailey, the victim, was visibly shaken by the not guilty plea.
“He wanted his life back but he was going to take my life,” she said in an interview with 19 News. “He’s probably had a moment to think about things.”
Hydock is set to appear in court for pre-trial on August 16th at 10:30 a.m.
Authorities said Hydock, who is from Butler, Pa., got into the car accident around 8 a.m. Tuesday, .
Dailey took cell phone video of Hydock screaming at her and showed it to Alliance police, who then put a still picture of the suspect on their Facebook page.
According to officers, Hydock turned himself in around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
He is charged with ethnic intimidation, aggravated menacing, driving under suspension, leaving the scene of an accident and assured clear distance.
Hydock is locked up in Stark County Jail, and was arraigned at 1 p.m. in Alliance Municipal Court.
Police said the woman who was in the car with Hydock also turned herself in.
Brittany Kies, 28, of Butler, Penn., is charged with obstructing official business and is out on bond.
Kies told Alliance police there was a gun in the glove box and Hydock did reach for it during the incident, but Kies intervened and stopped him, according to police.