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Monday, March 25, 2019

Wagner and Mosley Updated Arraignment Information - Ms. Wagner and Mr. Mosley were both arraigned today in 36th District Court. Both defendants received a $5000 personal bond with no travel restrictions. Ms. Wagner's Probable Cause Conference is on April 1, 2019 and her Preliminary Examination is on April 8, 2019 before Judge Ronald Giles. Mr. Mosley will have a pre-trial conference on April 1, 2019 before Judge Kenneth King.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Detroit Woman Assaulted After Car Crash

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Laticqua Larae Kinney, 20 (DOB: 02/04/1999), of Detroit, in connection with an assault following a car collision.

On March 26, 2019 at approximately 6:50 p.m., the female victim, a Detroit resident, was driving alone southbound on Linwood, near West Boston Avenue. It is alleged the defendant was driving her vehicle with two passengers, pulled in front of the victim and caused the collision. After the accident, the victim pulled into a gas station parking lot in the 9800 block of Linwood. Kinney stopped her vehicle on Linwood and walked over to the parking lot. A verbal argument began and escalated into a physical altercation.

During the altercation, Kinney's companions entered the fray and it is alleged they struck, beat and stomped the victim and fled the scene before Detroit Police and EMS arrived. Medics transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the arrest of the defendant.

Kinney has been charged with Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Aggravated Assault and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident.*

Kinney was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Laura Echartea. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 9, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $25,000/10% bond. Please request a photograph of the Defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Detroit Man Charged in Apartment Building Arson

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Bishop Craft, III, 22, (DOB: 05/23/1996), of Detroit, in connection with the arson that occurred at an apartment building in Detroit.

On March 22, 2019 at approximately 10:47 a.m., the Detroit Fire Department responded to an active fire of an occupied building in the 12200 block of Schaefer in Detroit. The Fire Department worked to extinguish the fire and remove all of the occupants from the building. A 16-year-old occupant from one of the apartments sustained significant burns to her body and medics transported her to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the apprehension of Craft.

It is alleged that Craft firebombed the apartment building. Further facts and evidence will be presented at the Preliminary Examination.

Craft has been charged with First Degree Arson.* He was arraigned on March 26, 2019 before 36th District Court Magistrate Jeffrey Kleparek. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for April 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $400,000 cash/surety bond. Please contact the Detroit Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Statement of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy
Regarding Jose Antonio Lopez Bond

"Defendant Jose Antonio Lopez, a citizen of Mexico, was charged with one count of Possession With Intent to Deliver over 1000g of heroin and one count of Possession With Intent to Deliver over 1000g of cocaine. * It is alleged that he had 4.6 kg of heroin and 2 kg of cocaine recovered from his car in Detroit. Both counts carry up to life imprisonment, and the potential for consecutive sentencing.

At his Saturday, March 2, 2019 arraignment on the warrant, he was given a $2000.00, 10% bond by visiting weekend Judge Vesta Svenson. All weekend warrants are handled via video through the 34th District Court in Romulus for all Wayne County Jurisdictions.


"The judge had everything she needed to make a decision about bond: the fact that he was a resident of another country, investigator's report showing the nature and seriousness of the charges, his prior offenses in order to fashion an appropriate bond, and failed to do so.

What amounts to a $200 bond is completely inappropriate and irresponsible in this case.

Predictably he failed to appear at his March 12th Probable Cause Conference and is now a fugitive.

For over a year a prosecutor is assigned Monday through Friday for arraignments in 36th District Court in Detroit to argue bond motions. We have never had the resources for a weekend arraignment prosecutor, but I will be asking for this in our next budget. However, in this case, a prosecutor was not needed because in this case the fact that a high bond was needed was a no brainer."

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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