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Grosse Pointe Man Charged in Dollar Store Robbery and Sexual Assault
Grosse Pointe Man Charged in Dollar Store Robbery and Sexual Assault
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Antonio Lee Cotton, 34, (DOB: 04/03/1987), of Grosse Pointe, in connection with the armed robbery and sexual assault of a 43-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman. Both women were employees of a dollar store.
Charges Announced in Mumford High Drowning Death
Charges Announced in Mumford High Drowning Death
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Mumford High School swimming teacher Kareem Sigler, 47, (DOB: 5/22/1972) has been charged with the drowning death of his student De'Sean Blanding, 15, both of Detroit.
WCPO Receives $1.4 Million and DPD Receives $2.4 Million in Awards to Combat Violent Crime
WCPO Receives $1.4 Million and DPD Receives $2.4 Million in Awards to Combat Violent Crime
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance have awarded more than $61 million in grant funding to support the Attorney General's Operation Relentless Pursuit Initiative
Inkster Mother Arraigned in Homicide of Toddler Son
Inkster Mother Arraigned in Homicide of Toddler Son
Sunday, May 10, 2020
On May 9, 2020, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Atiya Nina Muhammed, 26, (DOB: 09/25/1993), of Inkster, in connection with the homicide of her three-year-old son, Zion Reid.
UPDATE - Lincoln Park Man Charged for Spitting on Hospital Staff
UPDATE - Lincoln Park Man Charged for Spitting on Hospital Staff
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Richard Allen Kechego, 30, (DOB: 12/13/1989) of Lincoln Park in connection with two separate incidents involving his alleged incidents of spitting on hospital personnel to intentionally spread a virus.
Garden City Man Charged in Second 2017 Homicide of Detroit Woman
Garden City Man Charged in Second 2017 Homicide of Detroit Woman
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Lawrence Paul Mills, III 32, (DOB: 09/03/1987) of Garden City, in connection with the death a 34-year old Detroit woman.
Garden City Man Charged in 2017 Homicide of Detroit Woman
Garden City Man Charged in 2017 Homicide of Detroit Woman
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Lawrence Paul Mills, III, 32, (DOB: 09/03/1987), of Garden City in connection with the December 2017 death of a 59-year-old Detroit woman.
UPDATE - Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Homicide of His Mother
UPDATE - Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Homicide of His Mother
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
He was arraigned today and was remanded to jail. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for May 20, 2020. Both hearings are in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights.
WCPO CIU Dismisses Murder ChargesAgainst Kevin Harrington and George Clark
WCPO CIU Dismisses Murder ChargesAgainst Kevin Harrington and George Clark
Thursday, April 23, 2020
On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Judge Shannon Walker dismissed murder charges against Kevin Harrington and George Clark based upon newly discovered evidence.
Detroit Woman Charge in Fatal Car Crash
Detroit Woman Charge in Fatal Car Crash
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Shemeeka Lashawn Walthall, 26, (DOB: 02/17/1994), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal car crash that killed pedestrian Arthur Brewer, 82, of Detroit.
Detroit Woman Charged in Double Homicide
Detroit Woman Charged in Double Homicide
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Dariyan Bailey, 21, (DOB: 02/21/1999), of Detroit, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with the homicides of Anthony Beavers, 29, of River Rouge, and Raymond Williams, 27, of Ecorse.
Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Homicide of His Mother
Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Homicide of His Mother
Monday, April 20, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Mohamed Ali Saad, 32, (DOB: 03/03/1988), in connection with the homicide of his mother, Fatemah Ibrahim Saad, 64, both of Dearborn Heights.
Detroit Man Charged in Kidnapping of Infant Daughter
Detroit Man Charged in Kidnapping of Infant Daughter
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Brandon Ryan Walker, 26 (DOB: 11/18/1993) of Detroit, in connection with the parental kidnapping of his four-month-old daughter.
Car Wash Owner Warned by AG Nessel, Wayne County Prosecutor for Violating Stay Home, Stay Safe Order
Car Wash Owner Warned by AG Nessel, Wayne County Prosecutor for Violating Stay Home, Stay Safe Order
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Michigan AG Dana Nessel announced today that Fast Splash Car Wash in southeast Michigan is the latest business contacted by authorities for failing to comply with the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order.
Canton Man Charged in Domestic Violence Incident
Canton Man Charged in Domestic Violence Incident
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Oswald John Tallent, 46, (DOB:12/06/1974) of Canton Township, in connection with the assaults on his 44-year-old wife and eight-year-old daughter. The couple have two other children, ages six years old and four years old.
Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Shooting of Husband
Detroit Woman Charged in Fatal Shooting of Husband
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jessica Washington, 33, in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, Toney Washington, 30, both of Detroit.
Man Charged in Wick Road Standoff in Romulus
Man Charged in Wick Road Standoff in Romulus
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Chad Alexander Smith, 33 (DOB: 03/04/1986) city of residence unknown, in connection with an attempted carjacking, shoot out with Romulus Police, a subsequent hostage situation and standoff in Romulus.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold  Sixth Town Hall Meeting in Detroit on March 18, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Sixth Town Hall Meeting in Detroit on March 18, 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy will hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Wayne County. The sixth town hall will be held on March 18, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Wayne County Community College - Eastern Campus, 5901 Conner Street, Detroit MI 48213
Man Charged in Two Murders in River Rouge
Man Charged in Two Murders in River Rouge
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
On February 4, 2020, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Kenyel William Brown, 40 (DOB: 07/03/1979), of River Rouge, in connection with the fatal shootings of two people and the non-fatal shooting of a third person in River Rouge.
Ohio Man Charged in Greektown Hotel Case
Ohio Man Charged in Greektown Hotel Case
Monday, February 24, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Marlo Smith aka Mario Smith, (DOB: 04/24/1996) of Cleveland, Ohio in connection with an incident that occurred at the Greektown Casino Hotel.
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Exonerates Ramon Ward
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Exonerates Ramon Ward
Monday, February 24, 2020
Ramon Ward (DOB:08/26/1975) was charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Sharon Cornell and Joan Gilliam which occurred on the night of January 21, 1994 in a vacant drug house on Moran Street in Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in the Homicide of Bashar Kallabat
Detroit Man Charged in the Homicide of Bashar Kallabat
Friday, February 14, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jimmy Jermaine Pickett, 24, (DOB:4/25/1995) of Detroit in connection with the homicide of Bashar Kallabat, 56, of Bloomfield Hills.
Man Charged in Murder of 27-year-old Woman in Detroit
Man Charged in Murder of 27-year-old Woman in Detroit
Friday, February 14, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Darnell Rayshawn Hall, 29 (DOB:07/27/1990), of Detroit, in connection with the murder of his female friend Porcha E. Wheeler, 27, of New York, New York.
Warrant Denied in Demolition of State Representative's Non-Profit House
Warrant Denied in Demolition of State Representative's Non-Profit House
Friday, February 14, 2020
On July 25, 2018, a house in the 14560 block of Minock was purchased by Michigan State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo's non-profit organization, 'Coalition to Integrate Technology and Education', transferred from the Detroit Land Bank (DLB).
Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner's Enters  No Contest Plea to Disturbing the Peace
Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner's Enters No Contest Plea to Disturbing the Peace
Thursday, February 13, 2020
In 2019 Ms. Wagner was charged with two counts of Resisting and Obstructing the Police, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of two years, and one count of Disorderly Conduct, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days. *
Detroit Man Charged in Lauder Street Attack on Senior Woman
Detroit Man Charged in Lauder Street Attack on Senior Woman
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Shon Glen Lacey, Jr., 20 (DOB: 03/10/1999), of Detroit, in connection with carjacking and assault of a 72-year-old Detroit woman on February 6, 2020.
34th District Court Judge David Parrott Charged  in Domestic Incident
34th District Court Judge David Parrott Charged in Domestic Incident
Monday, February 10, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 34th District Court Judge David Parrott, (DOB: 04/12/1960), in connection with an alleged assault of a 55-year-old woman who is his domestic partner.
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings of DPD Officers
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings of DPD Officers
Friday, February 7, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Tiwan D. Shaw, 25 (DOB: 06/24/1994) of Detroit, in connection with a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred during a traffic stop by three Detroit police officers.
Detroit Woman Charged in Winthrop Street Animal Stabbing Incident
Detroit Woman Charged in Winthrop Street Animal Stabbing Incident
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Bridgett Hubbard, 26 (DOB: 11/15/1993), of Detroit in connection with an attempted stabbing of a 37-year-old man with whom she was acquainted and the non-fatal stabbing of his dog.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Fourth Town Hall Meeting in Taylor on February 5, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Fourth Town Hall Meeting in Taylor on February 5, 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy will hold a series of Town Hall meetings throughout Wayne County. The fourth town hall will be held on February 5, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Wayne County Community College-Downriver Campus.
Two Men Charged in Fatal Shooting on Smart Street
Two Men Charged in Fatal Shooting on Smart Street
Friday, January 24, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Damariyon Keon Coleman, 17, (DOB: 08/25/2002), of Detroit, and D'Anthony Kendricks, 17, (DOB: 05/08/2002), of Warren, in connection with the fatal shooting of 58-year-old Brett Moore, of Detroit.
Off-Duty Detroit Police Officer Charged in LaSalle Boulevard Assault
Off-Duty Detroit Police Officer Charged in LaSalle Boulevard Assault
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Detroit Police Officer Deshawn Cortez Lott, 37 (DOB: 11/16/1982) of Detroit, in connection with the assault of 55-year-old William Andrew Clements, also of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of 85-Year-Old Man
Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of 85-Year-Old Man
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Carlos A. Terry, 38 (DOB: 01/11/1982), of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Albert R. Wright, 85, also of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend on Grandville Street
Detroit Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend on Grandville Street
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Isaiah Marcus Wilder, 18 (DOB: 12/03/2001), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal stabbing of his 17-year-old girlfriend, who was also of Detroit.
Michigan State Police Breath Testing Instrument Testing and Maintenance
Michigan State Police Breath Testing Instrument Testing and Maintenance
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Michigan State Police (MSP) has advised my office of performance-related issues by an outside vendor regarding specific Datamaster Breath Testing Instruments used in the State of Michigan. Please see the enclosed letter for details about these issues.
Garden City Man Charged in Carjacking of Police Vehicle
Garden City Man Charged in Carjacking of Police Vehicle
Friday, January 17, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Thomas Russell Troost, 28, (DOB: 07/27/1991), of Garden City, Michigan in connection with a carjacking of a Dearborn Heights Police Department scout car.
Westland Man Charged with Open Murder in Connection with Woman Found in Hines Park
Westland Man Charged with Open Murder in Connection with Woman Found in Hines Park
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Anthony Kesteloot, 25 (DOB: 10/30/1993), in connection with the death of Olivia Rossi, 23, both of Westland. The defendant and Ms. Rossi were acquainted with each other.
Prosecutor Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Former Wayne County Treasurer Raymond J. Wojtowicz
Prosecutor Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Former Wayne County Treasurer Raymond J. Wojtowicz
Thursday, January 9, 2020
'I enjoyed working with Ray during his tenure as Wayne County Treasurer. He was an old school gentleman who not only knew his field but could talk for hours about the history of Wayne County and its various officials.'
Devin Ray Cronk Charged in Reckless Driving Incident on I-94
Devin Ray Cronk Charged in Reckless Driving Incident on I-94
Friday, January 3, 2020
On December 27, 2019, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Devin Ray Cronk, 22 (DOB: 06/16/1997), of Allen Park with the misdemeanors Reckless Driving and Disturbing the Peace.* He was not in custody at the time of the charges.
Detroit Man Charged with Woodward Avenue Fatal Shooting
Detroit Man Charged with Woodward Avenue Fatal Shooting
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
On December 26,2020 Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Keyon Wilson-Ollis,22 (DOB:11/20/1998), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal shooting and two non-fatal shootings at a gas station at 7 Mile and Woodward at 5:30 p.m.
Detroit Man Charged in Domestic Violence Non-Fatal Shooting of Two Women
Detroit Man Charged in Domestic Violence Non-Fatal Shooting of Two Women
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ronald Segars, 49 (DOB:11/15/1971), of Detroit in connection with the non-fatal shooting of two Detroit women that he was living with.
WCPO CIU Exonerates Bernard Howard in 1994 Homicide Case
WCPO CIU Exonerates Bernard Howard in 1994 Homicide Case
Friday, December 18, 2020
On December 17, 2020 Judge Mariam Bazzi dismissed Mr. Howard's murder, robbery and felony firearm convictions based upon the investigation conducted in the case by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) .
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Wayne County Sheriff  Benny Napoleon
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon
Friday, December 18, 2020
I cannot even begin to imagine a world without Benny in it. He was a beloved, iconic, and respected law enforcement official. He was progressive and he was old school. He was tough and he had a heart of gold.
AG Nessel Commends Continued Efforts for Michigan's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
AG Nessel Commends Continued Efforts for Michigan's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
Thursday, December 10, 2020
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy issued the following joint statement regarding the protest in front of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's home Saturday night.
AG Nessel and Wayne County Prosecutor Issue Statement Regarding Recent Protest
AG Nessel and Wayne County Prosecutor Issue Statement Regarding Recent Protest
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Michigan Attorney General and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy issued a joint statement regarding a protest in front of Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's home during the evening of Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on Release of Giglio List
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on Release of Giglio List
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Because trials are scheduled to resume in January, we thought it was important to send the WCPO Giglio list out to our prosecutors and defense attorneys. There are currently 52 officers on the list.
28-Year-Old Man Killed on Middlebelt Road in Inkster
28-Year-Old Man Killed on Middlebelt Road in Inkster
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
On December 3, 2020, Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Marvin Maurice Mallory, 28 (DOB:05/28/1992) of Inkster, in connection with the fatal shooting of Tyron Larkins, 28, also of Inkster.
Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Woman Discovered in Detroit Alley
Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Woman Discovered in Detroit Alley
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
On November 28, 2020, Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged John E. Baldwin, 43 (DOB: 04/12/1977), in connection with the homicide of Sarita Rebekah Neal, 41, both of Detroit.
Off Duty Detroit Firefighter Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting
Off Duty Detroit Firefighter Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Jeffrey Willie Turner, DOB: (08/13/1986), in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 32-year-old Detroit man. Turner is a Detroit firefighter who was off duty at the time of the incident.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Commissioner Jewel Ware
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Commissioner Jewel Ware
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
I am just shocked and saddened. Jewel Ware was a dedicated public servant to the Wayne County Commission, to her colleagues, and especially to her constituents.
WCPO and WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Announce DOJ Grant
WCPO and WMU-Cooley Innocence Project Announce DOJ Grant
Monday, November 30, 2020
WCPO and WMU-Cooley Innocence Project are pleased to announce the that the Department of Justice has awarded a $500,000 grant to collaborate on case review and DNA testing in post-conviction cases.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Armed Robbery and Assaulting Police
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Armed Robbery and Assaulting Police
Monday, November 23, 2020
Nathan Lee Taylor has been charged in the November 20, 2020 armed robbery of a 45-year-old man and the subsequent assault of a police officer that occurred at West Chicago and Schaefer Road in Detroit.
Press Release - Two Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Seven-Year-Old Girl on Bedford Street
Press Release - Two Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Seven-Year-Old Girl on Bedford Street
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Emmett Williams, Jr. and Christion Micthell-Childress have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Reginae Williams in the 3900 block of Bedford Street in Detroit. Defendant Christion Mitchell-Childress is presently still at large.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Heyden Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Heyden Street Fatal Shooting
Monday, November 16, 2020
Jason Mikel Craighead has been charged in connection with the November 11, 2020 fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman that occurred in the 18500 block of Heyden Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Beaconsfield Street Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Beaconsfield Street Fatal Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Matthew James Reeves, IV has been charged in connection with the November 8, 2020 fatal shooting of 16-year-old Rayne Nicole Dennis that occurred in the 9100 block of Beaconsfield in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in June 2020 Homicide of 19-Year-Old Man
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in June 2020 Homicide of 19-Year-Old Man
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Jahim Weatherby has been charged in connection with the June 26, 2020 homicide of 19-year-old Darius Jones.
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in Church Theft
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in Church Theft
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Robert Gray and Kenyantta King have been charged in connection with the October 27, 2020 removal of copper tubing from the restroom of the Bushnell Congregational Church located at 15000 Southfield Freeway in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Auto Theft and Chop Shop Ring
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Auto Theft and Chop Shop Ring
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Darnell Eddie Smith has been charged in connection with the September 22, 2020 theft of a vehicle that belonged to former Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson.
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Joy Road/Artesian Street Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Joy Road/Artesian Street Fatal Car Crash
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Sade Nicole Keith has been charged in connection with the October 5, 2020 fatal car crash that killed a six-year-old male passenger in the vehicle she was driving in the area of Joy Road and Artesian Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Taylor Man Charged in Domestic Violence and Barricaded Gunman Incident
Press Release - Taylor Man Charged in Domestic Violence and Barricaded Gunman Incident
Monday, October 26, 2020
Avion Sanders has been charged in connection with the physical assault of a 21-year-old female victim that escalated into a barricaded gunman situation in the area of 15600 Court Village in Taylor.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Assault and Torture of Pregnant Girlfriend
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Assault and Torture of Pregnant Girlfriend
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Billy Ray Cromer has been charged in connection with the October 16, 2020 assault of his pregnant girlfriend at their residence in the 8830 block of Rosemont Street in Detroit. The victim's infant did not survive the assault.
Press Release - Gratiot Gas Station Clerk Charged in Fatal Shooting of Detroit Man
Press Release - Gratiot Gas Station Clerk Charged in Fatal Shooting of Detroit Man
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Mohammed Hazim has been charged in the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Joshua Lewis inside a gas station convenience store located in the 10070 block of Gratiot Avenue in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Dearborn Road Rage Incident
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Dearborn Road Rage Incident
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Luis Angel Berrios-Rosario has been charged in connection with a road rage incident that occurred in the area of Warren Avenue and Chase Street in Dearborn, Michigan.
Press Release - Westland Man Charged in Sheldon Road Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Westland Man Charged in Sheldon Road Fatal Car Crash
Friday, October 9, 2020
Gustavo Godinez, Jr. has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed a 20-year-old male who was skateboarding on Sheldon Road in Northville Township.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Hit-and-Run of Pedestrian
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Hit-and-Run of Pedestrian
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Daniel Delatorre has been charged in connection with the October 5, 2020 hit-and-run of a 45-year-old male pedestrian from Burien, Washington, that occurred in the 7400 block of McGraw Street, near Proctor Street, in Detroit.
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Hit-and-Runs
Press Release - Detroit Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Hit-and-Runs
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Virgilene Graham has been charged in connection with the non-fatal hit-and-run of three Detroit victims who were sisters. The incident occurred in the area of Cornerstone Boulevard and Peterboro Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Two Detroit Men Charged in West Eight Mile Road/Cherrylawn Street Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Two Detroit Men Charged in West Eight Mile Road/Cherrylawn Street Fatal Car Crash
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Michael Lavell Lipscomb, Jr. and Jeffrey Cordell Roberts have been charged in connection with the September 4, 2020 fatal car crash that killed a two-year-old male infant and critically injured a four-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl.
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in Fatal Shooting at Stahelin Avenue and Trojan Street
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in Fatal Shooting at Stahelin Avenue and Trojan Street
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Terrance Lamont Pringle, Jr. and Christian Malik Johnson have been charged in connection with the June 26, 2020 fatal shooting of Terrence Minous and the non-fatal shooting of a second Detroit man.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Southfield Service Drive & West Davison Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Southfield Service Drive & West Davison Fatal Shooting
Monday, September 28, 2020
Jovan Geno Reed has been charged in connection with the March 2, 2020 fatal shooting of David James Johnson, of Detroit.
Press Release - Son Attacks Mother and has Police Stand-off in Plymouth Apartment
Press Release - Son Attacks Mother and has Police Stand-off in Plymouth Apartment
Monday, September 28, 2020
Todd Willard Holgate has been charged in connection with an attack made upon his 69-year-old mother at her apartment in Plymouth, Michigan.
Press Release - Duo Charged in Minock Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Duo Charged in Minock Street Fatal Shooting
Monday, September 28, 2020
Joshua Kendall Regland, of Clinton Township, and Renita Gail Declouette, of Detroit, have been charged in connection with the May 27, 2020 fatal shooting of 26-year-old Sherard Youngblood of Oak Park, Michigan.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Jefferson Avenue Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Jefferson Avenue Fatal Shooting
Friday, September 25, 2020
Devin Rashad Green has been charged in connection with the September 3, 2020 fatal shooting of a 43-year-old Dearborn woman while she and her husband walked on Jefferson Avenue near St. Aubin in Detroit.
Press Release - Westland Man  Charged in Dearborn Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Westland Man Charged in Dearborn Fatal Shooting
Friday, September 25, 2020
Brandon Michael Kournoian has been charged in connection with the September 20, 2020 beating and fatal shooting of Keith Thomas Monday, 26, of Dearborn.
Press Release - Allen Park Man Charged in Fort Street Drawbridge Leap
Press Release - Allen Park Man Charged in Fort Street Drawbridge Leap
Friday, September 25, 2020
Miguel Gomez has been charged in connection with property damage to the Fort Street drawbridge after crashing through security gates, going airborne and landing on the other side of the bridge in southwest Detroit.
Press Release - Harper Woods Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend
Press Release - Harper Woods Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Steven Mark Bratton has been charged in connection with the September 20, 2020 fatal shooting of his 37-year-old live-in girlfriend.
Press Release - Ecorse Man Charged with Child Abuse of 13-month-old Zion Reed
Press Release - Ecorse Man Charged with Child Abuse of 13-month-old Zion Reed
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
James Edward Gibson has been charged in connection with the physical abuse of Zion Michael Reed while living with Defendant Lisa Marie Reed and her 13-month-old twin sons.
Press Release - Former City of Wayne Councilman and Accomplice Charged with False Report of a Felony
Press Release - Former City of Wayne Councilman and Accomplice Charged with False Report of a Felony
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Former City of Wayne Councilman Christopher James Sanders and Jimmie Lee Chandler have been charged in connection with the alleged planting of a starter pistol and fake drugs in a city employee's car.
News Updates - Week of September 13 - 19, 2020
News Updates - Week of September 13 - 19, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Virgil Smith, Jr. pled guilty to Malicious Destruction of Property in May 2015 shooting incident that involved his ex-wife; Prosecutor Worthy's statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Prosecutor Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Prosecutor Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Friday, September 18, 2020
Please review the attached statement.
Press Release - Highland, Michigan Woman Charged with Assault and Abandonment of Her Newborn Infant
Press Release - Highland, Michigan Woman Charged with Assault and Abandonment of Her Newborn Infant
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Jennifer Kayla Woodard has been charged in connection with the assault and abandonment of her newborn infant at the residence of an acquaintance, who dropped off and left the infant at a local hospital emergency room.
Press Release - Barricaded Gunman Dies, Triple Homicide & Arson Case on Helen Street to be Dismissed
Press Release - Barricaded Gunman Dies, Triple Homicide & Arson Case on Helen Street to be Dismissed
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Thomas Michael Curry was originally charged with a triple homicide and arson that occurred on June 11, 2020 on Helen Street in Detroit. Due to the death of the defendant, the homicide case will be dismissed in 36th District Court.
Press Release - Wayne County Jail Inmate Charged in Fatal Assault on Wayne County Cpl. Bryant Searcy
Press Release - Wayne County Jail Inmate Charged in Fatal Assault on Wayne County Cpl. Bryant Searcy
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Deandre Williams has been charged in connection with the September 2, 2020 death of Wayne County Sheriff Deputy Corporal Bryant Searcy while he was on duty at the Wayne County Jail.
Press Release - Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Multiple Assaults
Press Release - Seventeen-Year-Old Charged in Multiple Assaults
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Jaden Deangelo Jones has been charged in multiple felonious and sexual assaults that occurred between August 4, 2020 and August 5, 2020.
Press Release - Gibraltar Woman Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Gibraltar Woman Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Friday, August 21, 2020
Mia Michelle Allen has been charged in connection with a fatal car crash that killed a 65-year-old male motorcyclist from Detroit.
Press Release - Raymond Lee Bailey Charged in Sumpter Township Quadruple Homicide
Press Release - Raymond Lee Bailey Charged in Sumpter Township Quadruple Homicide
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Raymond Lee Bailey has been charged in connection with four homicides that occurred on August 15, 2020 in Sumpter Township.
Press Release - Deangelo Martin Bound Over for Trial in Four East Side Murder Cases
Press Release - Deangelo Martin Bound Over for Trial in Four East Side Murder Cases
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Deangelo Martin has been bound over for trial in connection with the murders of four women on the east side of Detroit that occurred between 2018 and 2019.
Press Release - Funeral Home Director Charged in Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Funeral Home Director Charged in Fatal Shooting
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Major Clora, Jr. has been charged in connection with the August 10, 2020 fatal shooting of his 58-year-old cousin outside a funeral home in the 5800 block of East Seven Mile Road in Detroit.
St. Clair Shores Man and Lansing Man Charged in Woodward Avenue Coney Island Fatal Shooting
St. Clair Shores Man and Lansing Man Charged in Woodward Avenue Coney Island Fatal Shooting
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Connor Craparotta of St. Clair Shores ,and Andrew Lee Harris of Lansing, have been charged in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman at a Woodward Avenue coney island restaurant.
Press Release - Two Detroit Men Charged in Cheyenne Street Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Two Detroit Men Charged in Cheyenne Street Fatal Shooting
Friday, August 7, 2020
Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman and Devonte Dalvin Kenney have been charged in connection with the July 28, 2020 fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Detroit man in the 16200 block of Cheyenne Street in Detroit.
Press Release - Two Detroit Teens Charged in Chalmers and Seymour Street Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Two Detroit Teens Charged in Chalmers and Seymour Street Fatal Car Crash
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Zaire Barry Vaughn and Dion Dushan Davis have been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed Jiwyna Harlan, of Detroit.
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in West Outer Drive/Plymouth Road Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - Two Detroiters Charged in West Outer Drive/Plymouth Road Fatal Car Crash
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Marcel Desean Rembert and Zryeal Jarkia-Flossie Stringer have been charged in connection with the July 31, 2020 fatal car crash that killed a 48-year-old Detroit man.
Press Release - Redford Township Parents Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Five-Year-Old Daughter
Press Release - Redford Township Parents Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Five-Year-Old Daughter
Monday, August 3, 2020
Jonclaude Norwood and Melissa Ann Kiser have been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of their five-year-old daughter by their four-year-old son.
Press Release - Detroit Officer Charged in Rubber Pellet Shooting of Three Photojournalists
Press Release - Detroit Officer Charged in Rubber Pellet Shooting of Three Photojournalists
Monday, August 3, 2020
Detroit Police Corporal Daniel Debono has been charged in connection with the non-fatal rubber pellet shooting of three photojournalists during a protest in downtown Detroit in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd
Press Release - Ecorse Mother Charged with Child Abuse of 13-month-old Son
Press Release - Ecorse Mother Charged with Child Abuse of 13-month-old Son
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Lisa Marie Reed has been charged in connection with the physical abuse of Zion Michael Reed, her 13-month-old son.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Triple Fatal Coney Island Shootings
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Triple Fatal Coney Island Shootings
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Mickey Dane Douglas has been charged in the July 20, 2020 fatal shootings of three Detroit men and the non-fatal shooting of a fourth Detroit man at a Coney Island restaurant on Dexter Avenue in Detroit.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Vivian
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Please see the attached statement.
Press Release - Statement from Prosecutor Worthy on Release of Giglio-Brady List
Press Release - Statement from Prosecutor Worthy on Release of Giglio-Brady List
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's statement on former police officers who have committed offenses spelled out in the Giglio case, for such offenses involving theft, dishonesty, fraud, false statement, bias and bribery.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Westland Mall Non-Fatal Shooting
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in Westland Mall Non-Fatal Shooting
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Gregory Travis Jones has been charged in the July 9, 2020 non-fatal shooting reported at Westland Mall.
Press Release-Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Southfield Freeway/ West McNichols Non-Fatal Shooting
Press Release-Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Southfield Freeway/ West McNichols Non-Fatal Shooting
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Devonte Andre Burton has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Detroit woman.
Press Release - Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Dismisses Murder Charges Against Edward Khalil
Press Release - Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Dismisses Murder Charges Against Edward Khalil
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
New evidence discovered by the WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) substantiates that Mr. Khalil was not involved in the crimes for which he was charged and convicted in this case.
Press Release - Livonia Woman Charged in Grocery Store Harassment
Press Release - Livonia Woman Charged in Grocery Store Harassment
Monday, July 6, 2020
Paula Marie Gearin has been charged in connection with the June 13, 2020 shopping incident that occurred at a grocery store in the 33500 block of Eight Mile Road in Livonia.
Press Release - Hamtramck Man Charged with Threatening Hamtramck 31st District Court Judge Krot
Press Release - Hamtramck Man Charged with Threatening Hamtramck 31st District Court Judge Krot
Monday, July 6, 2020
Zijad Talic has been charged in connection with threatening 31st District Court Judge Alexis Krot.
Detroit Man Charged in Domestic Violence Beating
Detroit Man Charged in Domestic Violence Beating
Monday, June 29, 2020
Joel Eloy Santos-Santos has been charged in connection with the non-fatal beating of a 35-year-old woman and her five-year-old son that occurred on I-94 near Monroe in Taylor, MI.
WCPO Statement in Response to New York Times Article Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
WCPO Statement in Response to New York Times Article Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Prosecutor Worthy said In the summer of '19, the Detroit Police Department asked me personally to adopt their Facial Recognition Policy. I declined and cited studies regarding the unreliability of the software, especially as it relates to people of color.
Prosecutor Worthy and Fair Michigan Justice Project Gay Pride Month Recognition
Prosecutor Worthy and Fair Michigan Justice Project Gay Pride Month Recognition
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
You are invited to join Prosecutor Worthy and Fair Michigan Justice Project President Alanna Maguire for a Zoom panel discussion with Assistant Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz and Victim Advocate Julisa Abad.
WC Prosecutor Kym Worthy & Fair MI Justice Project to Hold Gay Pride Month Virtual Panel via Zoom
WC Prosecutor Kym Worthy & Fair MI Justice Project to Hold Gay Pride Month Virtual Panel via Zoom
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy and Fair Michigan Justice Project will hold a Zoom panel discussion highlighting the historic creation of FMHJ and its work to support and serve the LGTBQ and Transgender community.
Roseville Woman Charged in Dog Hanging Case
Roseville Woman Charged in Dog Hanging Case
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Shavon LewisRoby, 28, of Roseville, Michigan, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with the hanging her mother's pet dog.
Detroit Men Charged in Fatal Shooting During Detroit Demonstration
Detroit Men Charged in Fatal Shooting During Detroit Demonstration
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Tyjon Casaya-Scott Hites, 19, and Omoni Bryant, both of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Javar Harrell, 22, and during a recent Detroit demonstration against the murder of George Floyd.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 12, 2020
The Detroit Area Agency on Aging and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office present a Community Conversation with Special Guest Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy - please see attached flyer.
Monteith PTO Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
Monteith PTO Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Quinn Keith Smith, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, in connection with the embezzlement of funds from Monteith School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) in Grosse Pointe Woods.
GPPSS Millage Committee for Renewal Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
GPPSS Millage Committee for Renewal Treasurer Charged with Embezzlement
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Quinn Keith Smith, 43, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, in connection with the embezzlement of funds from Grosse Pointe Public School System (GPPSS) Millage Committee for Renewal.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy in Support of Public Defenders George Floyd Protest Today
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy in Support of Public Defenders George Floyd Protest Today
Monday, June 8, 2020
'When there is injustice, especially systemic injustice, as a society we must all stand together and acknowledge wrongdoing and demand accountability. The senseless murder of George Floyd has galvanized a nation to rise up to demand justice in America.'
Detroit Man Charged in Carjacking Case
Detroit Man Charged in Carjacking Case
Monday, June 8, 2020
Jerome Mack Fitzpatrick, 46, of Detroit has been charged by Prosecutor Kym L.Worthy with carjacking and a 35-year-old Detroit woman and her one-year-old infant.
Southfield Man is Charged With Crimes During Detroit Protest
Southfield Man is Charged With Crimes During Detroit Protest
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
John Antoine Holliman, of Southfield, Michigan, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with unlawful activity during the protest of the murder of George Floyd in Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Infant Death
Detroit Man Charged in Infant Death
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dwan Floyd Dudley, 25,of Detroit, in connection with the death of a female infant who was in his care. The defendant and the infant's mother were acquainted.
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Detroit Demonstrations Against the Murder of George Floyd
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Detroit Demonstrations Against the Murder of George Floyd
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
As my office starts to receive more information about some of the instances of violence from last night's protests, it is important to note that an overwhelming number of people were engaged in peaceful protest.
Statement Regarding the Administrative Jail Release of Ms. Shatina Grady El
Statement Regarding the Administrative Jail Release of Ms. Shatina Grady El
Friday, May 29, 2020
Prosecutor Worthy contacted the administrative jail committee this morning and asked that Ms. Shatina Grady El be medically evaluated.
Southgate Man Charged in Westland Fatal Car Crash
Southgate Man Charged in Westland Fatal Car Crash
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Gerelle Nathaniel-Romeo Rhan, 19, of Southgate, MI in connection with the fatal car crash that killed 48-year-old Chris Tina Ward, of Dearborn.
Ypsilanti Man Charged in Beating of 75-Year-Old Man
Ypsilanti Man Charged in Beating of 75-Year-Old Man
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jaden T. Hayden, 20, of Ypsilanti, MI in connection with the beating of Norman Bledsoe, 75, of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Double Fatal Car Crash
Detroit Man Charged in Double Fatal Car Crash
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Shawn A. Patterson, 22, of Detroit, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym L.Worthy in connection with a fatal car crash that killed Leon Freeman, 26, of Hazel Park and Teon Williams, 33, of Detroit.
MDOC 28 Day Parole Release Letters Lack Crucial Information about Prisoners and Victims
MDOC 28 Day Parole Release Letters Lack Crucial Information about Prisoners and Victims
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
In early April 2020, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office began receiving letters from the Michigan Department of Corrections about the paroling prisoners due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.