Wayne County Prosecutor's Office

Welcome to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. At the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, we are committed to achieving justice for our cities most vulnerable residents. We will work tirelessly to hold offenders accountable, protect victims and we innovate to break the cycle of violence.

Our website will provide you with valuable information about our office programs and resources as well as your rights should you have the misfortune to be the victim of a crime. We regularly update press releases and other information on the web site so check for changes.

The Wayne County Prosecutor is the lawyer for the people, an elected official who is elected every four years. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office prosecutes felony cases throughout Wayne County. My staff of over 180 assistant prosecuting attorneys, 24 investigators and 70 clerical and non lawyers support staff prosecute over 52% of all felony cases in Michigan.   Forbes Magazine recently named Detroit as the most violent city in America. Our office is one of the 10th largest by case load in America and yet our staff is miniscule compared to offices like Los Angeles who enjoy a staff of over 2,200 or even Philadelphia who employ over 600 people. I am proud of our record and the miracles that we accomplish everyday.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is to pursue justice, to safeguard the community by demanding accountability for those who commit crimes and to enhance the quality of life by changing the culture of violence. 

Third Circuit Court Case Look-Up

The Third Circuit Court is now allowing the public to look up cases on Odyssey.  Victims, and others, can check the status of cases at any time after the case has been bound over from District Court to the Third Circuit Court.  Access is limited to public cases and does not include suppressed cases.

Visit the Third Circuit Court Website


News & Press Releases

Press Release - August 9, 2016 - Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of His Wife

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
William Henry Lee has been Charged in the August 5, 2016 Homicide of His Wife on Edgefield Street in Detroit
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Press Release - August 9, 2016 - Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Incident and Robbery

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Jujuan Emel-Lamar Cash Charged in Connection with the Non-Fatal Shooting of His Brother and the Fatal Shooting of His Brother's Female Friend
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Press Release - News Updates - Week of July 31 - August 6, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Amended Charges for Belleville Man Charged in Sumpter Township Fatal Car Crash; Mother Charged in the Death of Her Three-Year-Old Son; Charles Pugh Bound Over for Trial on Three Counts of First Degree CSC and Two Counts of Third Degree CSC
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Press Release - August 4, 2016 - Former Wayne County Treasurer's Office Employee Arraigned on Misdemeanor Sexual Assault Cases

Thursday, August 04, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Dennis Patterson Charged in Connection with Three Separate Allegations of Criminal Sexual Conduct - Fourth Degree
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Press Release - August 4, 2016 - Mother Charged in the Death of Her Three-Year-Old Son

Thursday, August 04, 2016 - Wayne County Prosecutors Office
Deanna Shanta Minor Charged After Three-Year-Old Son's Decomposed Remains Found in Bed in Apartment
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Kym L. Worthy
Wayne County Prosecutor
(313) 224 - 5777

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