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COVID-19 Message

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is committed to our constitutionally mandated functions. As a result, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (WCPO) will have personnel appear in court by remote video access whenever possible in keeping with the Directive of the Third Circuit Court.

Please see the Third Circuit Court's May 12, 2021 Press Release regarding the resumption of trials in the Criminal Division.

Bond motions will be conducted by phone or by remote video. WCPO will have not have personnel in the 36th District Court Criminal Division out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We will appear by remote video as much as possible while continuing to work with other District Courts' directives. All scheduled court dates will be limited exclusively to incarcerated defendants.These latest measures are being undertaken to protect the WCPO staff, the public, defense attorneys and members of law enforcement. We will not allow members of the public, attorneys or members of law enforcement into our offices until further notice. Members of the public who are complainants or witnesses in a case with an incarcerated defendant will be given instructions regarding court dates by the prosecutor handling their case. Members of the public with questions should call (313) 224-5777. Members of law enforcement will continue to submit all warrant requests electronically to limit contact while allowing our staff to perform our warrant functions. Attorneys will submit all pleadings electronically and have contact with WCPO staff via teleconferencing, email or telephone. These procedures are the most responsible way to proceed at this time.

You can go to the Wayne County Sheriff's website to determine if an inmate is in custody. http://www.sheriffconnect.com/jails.html.

If you have a District Court case, please go to the court's website.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the prosecutor or victim advocate for your case.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Follow Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WCPOMichigan

Jury Service

If you receive a summons to report to jury duty at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice:
The jury summons directs you to call the Jury Services Office number the day before your scheduled service. The number is on the summons. The recorded number tells you not to appear.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

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.

Third Circuit Court

News & Events

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Caregiver Charged in Homicide of Senior Man in Detroit
Caregiver Charged in Homicide of Senior Man in Detroit
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Nassim Moustapha Messelmani, 30, (DOB: 10/30/1991), of Westland, in connection with the fatal shooting of Edward McClendon, 72, of Detroit. Defendant Messelmani was the in-home caregiver for Mr. McClendon.
Detroit Man Charged in Carjacking and Fatal Shooting of Harper Woods Restaurant Owner
Detroit Man Charged in Carjacking and Fatal Shooting of Harper Woods Restaurant Owner
Friday, November 19, 2021
On November 17, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Ramone James Conneilies, 27, (DOB:08/01/1994), of Detroit, in connection with the 2013 carjacking and fatal shooting of Altin Avdyli, 31, a well-known owner of the Royal Grill in Harper Woods.
WCPO Statement about Bond in David Hammond's  Domestic Violence Arson Case
WCPO Statement about Bond in David Hammond's Domestic Violence Arson Case
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Defendant David Hammond was charged with Second Degree Arson (20 years), Felonious Assault (4 years), and Aggravated Domestic Violence (1-year Misdemeanor). The crimes were allegedly committed between September 20 and September 25, 2020.
Riverview Councilmember-Elect Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Riverview Councilmember-Elect Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged David Robbins, 34, (DOB: 08/20/1987), of Riverview, in connection with a non-fatal car crash.
Inkster Man Charged in Caniff Street Robbery and Fatal Shooting
Inkster Man Charged in Caniff Street Robbery and Fatal Shooting
Monday, November 15, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Rayquan Ralph Young, 24, (DOB: 07/24/1997), of Inkster, in connection with the robbery and fatal shooting of Khalileo Anderson, 26, of Hamtramck and Deangelique Thomas, 25, of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Multiple Car Thefts
Detroit Man Charged in Multiple Car Thefts
Friday, November 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Delano Drake, 20, (DOB: 02/02/2001), of Detroit, in connection with a series of carjackings, thefts, and related charges in a 25-count criminal felony information.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash
Friday, November 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jyon Trayson Nateshun Collins, 18, (DOB: 09/18/2003), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal car crash that killed a six-year-old girl, of Dearborn Heights.
Detroit Man Charged in I-96 Fatal Crash
Detroit Man Charged in I-96 Fatal Crash
Friday, November 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael Dewayne Gordon Jr., 21, (DOB: 11/03/1999), of Detroit, in connection with a car crash that killed Gregory Due, 28, of Taylor
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run
Friday, November 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dajuan Raymond Allen, 31, (DOB:11/19/1990), of Detroit, in connection with a car accident that killed Christopher Savaya, 31, also of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Wife
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
On November 2, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Tereyl Devon Coleman, 29, (DOB: 01/28/1992), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife, Raven Coleman, 29, of Clinton Township.