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Statement From Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs on Indianapolis Shooting
Statement From Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs on Indianapolis Shooting
Friday, April 16, 2021
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement:
Detroit Woman Charged in Carjacking of Postal Service Van
Detroit Woman Charged in Carjacking of Postal Service Van
Friday, April 16, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Sadie Lakisha Hawkins, 40, (DOB: 06/13/1980), of Detroit, in connection with a carjacking of a female United States Postal Service worker.
Former Inkster Teacher Charged in Sexual Assault of Minor Girl from 2007 through 2010
Former Inkster Teacher Charged in Sexual Assault of Minor Girl from 2007 through 2010
Friday, April 16, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ted Mark Anderson, 61, (DOB: 08/23/1959), of Detroit, in connection with the sexual assault of a minor.
Lincoln Park Mother Charged in Death of Newborn
Lincoln Park Mother Charged in Death of Newborn
Friday, April 16, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Autumn Chenell Tate, 28, (DOB: 06/07/1992), of Lincoln Park in connection with the murder of her newborn child.
Inkster Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting Incident
Inkster Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting Incident
Friday, April 16, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Lauther Moore, 76, (DOB: 09/27/1944), of Inkster, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Elisha Parker, 27, of Wayne.
Canton Man Pleads Guilty To  Sexual Exploitation of Children
Canton Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of Children
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Shailesh Patel, 53, entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge George Caram Steeh. A sentencing date has been set for July 20, 2021.
Hakim Littleton Press Conference Materials
Hakim Littleton Press Conference Materials
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Attached you will find the press release for Hakim Littleton, a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation at the press conference, as well as the video that was shown at the press conference.
Detroit Man Charged with Terrorism Threat Against Detroit Police Officers
Detroit Man Charged with Terrorism Threat Against Detroit Police Officers
Monday, April 5, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Bernard Smith, 60, (DOB: 11/07/1960), of Detroit, in connection with making terrorist threats against Detroit police officers.
Riverview Man Charged with Shooting at Riverview Police Officers
Riverview Man Charged with Shooting at Riverview Police Officers
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
On March 30, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Daniel Ireland, 31, (DOB: 05/14/89), of Riverview, in connection with opening fire on two Riverview police officers.
Detroit Mother Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Son
Detroit Mother Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Son
Monday, March 29, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Brianna Williams, 30, (DOB: 09/18/1990), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of her 13-year-old son by his 10-year-old cousin.
Detroit Parents Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Three-Year-Old Son
Detroit Parents Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Three-Year-Old Son
Monday, March 29, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Anthony Smith, 32, (DOB: 11/11/1988), and Tenisha Christian, 39, (DOB: 01/08/1983), both of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of their three-year-old son.
Egypt Covington Defendants Bound Over for Trial
Egypt Covington Defendants Bound Over for Trial
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Today the three men accused of killing 27-year-old Egypt Covington on June 23, 2017, in her home in Van Buren Township were bound over for trial and remanded to jail today by 34th District Court Judge Tina Green.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at Motor City Casino
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting at Motor City Casino
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Nicholas White, 27, (DOB: 04/20/1993), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Kermit McCants, 25, (DOB:01/02/1996), of Clinton Township.
Dearborn Man Charged in Hookah Lounge Stabbings
Dearborn Man Charged in Hookah Lounge Stabbings
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a Taha Shitawi, 34, (DOB: 04/07/1986), of Dearborn, in connection with the stabbing of stabbing of five people at a hookah lounge in Detroit.
Case Update - Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Case Update - Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The defendant was arraigned and given a $2,000 bond and GPS Tether. His Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for March 29, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. and his Preliminary Examination is scheduled for April 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Roberta Archer.
Joshua McCormick Charged with Assault with Intent to Murder
Joshua McCormick Charged with Assault with Intent to Murder
Monday, March 22, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Joshua McCormick, 21 (DOB:11/21/2000), of Livonia, in connection with a non- fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Detroit man.
Prosecutor Worthy on Magistrate's Low Bond in McCormick and Jordan Case
Prosecutor Worthy on Magistrate's Low Bond in McCormick and Jordan Case
Friday, March 19, 2021
'It is the responsibility of the magistrate to look at all of the circumstances and set the bond, including an outstanding charge,' said Prosecutor Worthy.
Livonia Woman Charged with Stealing COVID Vaccines
Livonia Woman Charged with Stealing COVID Vaccines
Friday, March 19, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Saeedeh Elahi, 41, (DOB: 01/31/1980), of Livonia, in connection with stealing two syringes of the Moderna COVID vaccine.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend
Friday, March 19, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Kevin Henry, 50, of Detroit in connection with the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend.
Inkster Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Brother
Inkster Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Brother
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Roderick Phillips, 50, DOB (06/16/1970), of Inkster in connection with the fatal shooting of his brother, Michael Phillips, 57, (DOB: 09/14/1963), also of Inkster.
Updated PCC and PE Information for FMJP Johnson Case
Updated PCC and PE Information for FMJP Johnson Case
Thursday, March 18, 2021
His Probable Cause Conference was held today, March 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. and the Preliminary Examination for the homicide case has been scheduled for April 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., before Judge Roberta Archer in 36th District Court.
Former Treasurer Embezzles Thousands from Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
Former Treasurer Embezzles Thousands from Metro Detroit AFL-CIO
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
On March 12, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Cathy Gail Long, 61 (DOB:09/08/1959), of Detroit, in connection with embezzling funds from the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO branch and the Laborers International Hall of Fame (LIHOF).
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jean Paul Guerrero, DOB (03/30/1999), of Detroit in connection with a non-fatal car crash.
Wyandotte Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run
Wyandotte Man Charged in Fatal Hit and Run
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Raymond Alkewich, 31, DOB (01/14/1990), of Wyandotte, in connection with a fatal hit and run that killed a pregnant woman, 35, DOB (04/27/1985), of Southgate.
Detroit Man Charged in Murder of Uber Driver
Detroit Man Charged in Murder of Uber Driver
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Carlous Skipper, Jr., 25 (DOB:05/14/1996), of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Yousef Al-Gabri, 43, of Detroit.
Twin Brothers in Theft of Bricks from Detroit Land Bank Home
Twin Brothers in Theft of Bricks from Detroit Land Bank Home
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Leo Sanders, 60 (DOB: 12/13/1961) and Leon Sanders, 60 (DOB: 12/13/1961), both of Detroit in connection with removing bricks from a Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) home.
Indiana Man Charged with Homicide, Robbery, and Weapons Charges Targeting Members of the LBGTQ Comm.
Indiana Man Charged with Homicide, Robbery, and Weapons Charges Targeting Members of the LBGTQ Comm.
Friday, March 5, 2021
The defendant was arraigned today and remanded to jail in 36th District Court. His Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for March 18, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. and his Preliminary Examination is scheduled on March 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m., both before Judge Robert
No Charges to Issue in Justified Fatal Shooting of James Lukasiewicz
No Charges to Issue in Justified Fatal Shooting of James Lukasiewicz
Friday, March 5, 2021
No charges will issue in this matter. Officer A's actions were justified. He acted in lawful defense of the stabbing victim in this case.
Indiana Man Charged with Homicide, Robbery, and Weapons Charges Targeting Members of the LBGTQ Comm.
Indiana Man Charged with Homicide, Robbery, and Weapons Charges Targeting Members of the LBGTQ Comm.
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
On March 2, 2021, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, with the assistance of the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP), charged Diabolique Paris Johnson, 34(DOB: 04/28/1996), of Indianapolis, IN, in connection with a homicide and an armed robbery.
Grosse Pointe Park KKK Flag Display Warrant Request is Denied
Grosse Pointe Park KKK Flag Display Warrant Request is Denied
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
After a thorough review of the facts and evidence in this case it has been determined that there is insufficient evidence to charge Ethnic Intimidation or any other charge.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Warren Woman
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Warren Woman
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jarvis Nathaniel Fisher, II, 18 (DOB:11/28/2002), of Detroit,in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Warren woman.
Huron Township Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of His Mother
Huron Township Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of His Mother
Monday, March 1, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Kalin Karvelis,25 (DOB: 06/08/1995), of Huron Township in connection with the fatal shooting of his mother, Julie Lee Karvelis, 53, and the non-fatal shooting of his father, Victor Karvelis.
14-Year-Old Canton Girl Charged in the Fatal Stabbing of Her Grandmother
14-Year-Old Canton Girl Charged in the Fatal Stabbing of Her Grandmother
Monday, March 1, 2021
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a 14-year- old, (DOB:06/21/2006), girl in connection with the fatal stabbing of her grandmother, Cynthia Mosby, 65, both of Canton. Ms. Mosby had custody of her granddaughter at the time of her death
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal I-96 Freeway Shooting
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal I-96 Freeway Shooting
Friday, February 26, 2021
Defendant David Easterly, (DOB:08/20/1981), of Detroit, is being charged in connection with the homicide of Bernard Waller, (DOB: 03/04/1989), also of Detroit.
WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit Grants Relief to Prisoner Kenneth Nixon
WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit Grants Relief to Prisoner Kenneth Nixon
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and the WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit, headed by Director Valerie Newman, granted relief to prisoner Kenneth Nixon, (DOB: 03/29/1986), today at a 1:00 p.m. hearing before Judge Bruce Morrow.
Det. Man Charged with Mutilation of a Dead Body in Connection with Missing Livingston County Woman
Det. Man Charged with Mutilation of a Dead Body in Connection with Missing Livingston County Woman
Monday, February 15, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dowan Knighton, 47 (DOB:12/13/1973) of Detroit, in connection with the recently discovered remains of Kayla Pierce, 29, of Livingston County, Michigan.
WCPO Domestic Violence Unit F.A.Q.
WCPO Domestic Violence Unit F.A.Q.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Here are some frequently asked questions from our Domestic Violence Unit.
Melvindale Woman Charged in Murder of Boyfriend
Melvindale Woman Charged in Murder of Boyfriend
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Preaija Pope, 22 (DOB: 11/26/1998), in connection with the homicide of her live-in boyfriend Timmy Robinson, 30, both of Melvindale. Her father, Perry Pope, 44 has been charged as an Accessory After the Fact.
Taylor Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Taylor Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Friday, February 5, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Noah Damron, 20 (DOB: 02/25/2000), of Taylor in connection with a fatal car crash that killed a 12-year-old girl and injured her 45-year old female guardian, both of Allen Park.
WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit Grants Relief to Larry D. Smith
WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit Grants Relief to Larry D. Smith
Friday, February 5, 2021
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and the WCPO Conviction Integrity Unit, headed by Director Valerie Newman, are announcing a grant of relief for prisoner Larry D. Smith, (DOB: 08/25/1975), on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
Detroit Man Charged with Armed Robbery and Homicide of Farmington Hills Man
Detroit Man Charged with Armed Robbery and Homicide of Farmington Hills Man
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Robert Lee Bailey Jr., (DOB: 05/03/1971) in connection with the September 22, 2020 homicide of a 49-yea-old Farmington Hills man.
WCPO to Dismiss all Cases Issued Under Governor's Executive Order During COVID Crisis
WCPO to Dismiss all Cases Issued Under Governor's Executive Order During COVID Crisis
Monday, February 1, 2021
As a result of the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that the Emergency Management Act did not authorize Gov. Whitmer to issue or renew any COVID-19 state of emergency orders after April 30, 2020, WCPO will be dismissing all adjudicated and pending cases.
Teens Charged in Homicide of Uber Driver
Teens Charged in Homicide of Uber Driver
Monday, February 1, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Devin Delon McKee, 16 (DOB: 01/29/04) and Lanyah Quan Brady, 15 (DOB: 06/27/05), both of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Uber driver Timothy Marcus Perkins, 60, of Southfield.
Detroit Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband
Detroit Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Reanetta Moore, 44 (DOB: 11/12/1976), has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with the non-fatal stabbing of her husband Robert Joiner, 35, both of Detroit.
Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Murder of Stepbrother
Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Murder of Stepbrother
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jalen Gullatt , 21 (DOB: 05/21/1999), in connection with the homicide of his stepbrother Jeffrey Steen, 23, both of Dearborn Heights.
Couple Charged in Assault of Spirit Airlines Agents
Couple Charged in Assault of Spirit Airlines Agents
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jameel L. Murphy (DOB: 11/04/1990) and Raymonique M. Williams (DOBB: 01/24/1991), both of Detroit, in connection with assaulting two male Spirit Airline workers.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Judge Pennie Millender
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Judge Pennie Millender
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Pennie was warm, compassionate, and truly believed in the proper administration of justice. She will be sorely missed.'
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Passing of Judge Isidore Torres
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Passing of Judge Isidore Torres
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Judge Torres was a fearless fighter for civil rights, equality, and especially for his beloved Latino community. There will never be another like him.
Canton Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Son
Canton Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Son
Friday, January 15, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Nicholas A. Bennett, 33 (DOB: 05/01/1987), of Canton in connection with the fatal shooting of his eight-year-old son.
Wyandotte Man Charged in Homicide of Girlfriend
Wyandotte Man Charged in Homicide of Girlfriend
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Charles Whitman, 39 (DOB: 01/31/1981), in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Lina Breen, 55, both of Wyandotte.
Nine Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis Investigation
Nine Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis Investigation
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy today announced that nine individuals have been indicted on a total of 42 counts related to a series of alleged actions that caused the Flint Water Crisis.
Southgate Man Charged in Murder of Wife
Southgate Man Charged in Murder of Wife
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ryan Arthur Hilton, 32 (DOB:11/11/1988), in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife Amanda Marie Hilton. The Hintons were residents of Southgate.
Detroit Woman Charged in Shooting of Boyfriend
Detroit Woman Charged in Shooting of Boyfriend
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Kiantay Lovett-McCall, 27 (DOB: 5/25/1993), in connection with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Willie Mills, 31, both of Detroit.