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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.

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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.

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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.

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News & Events

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Detroit Man Charged in Quintuple Shooting on Ohio Street
Detroit Man Charged in Quintuple Shooting on Ohio Street
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Charles Carter, 47, in connection with the fatal shooting of Luzell Etheridge, 46, of Detroit, and the non-fatal shootings of a 49-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man, a 56-year-old man, and a 31-year-old woman.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Road Rage Incident
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Road Rage Incident
Friday, May 17, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Desmond Burks, 33, of Detroit, in connection with a road rage incident that killed Mr. Reda Saleh, 67, of Dearborn.
Westland Man Charged in Fairlane Town Center Non-Fatal Shooting of Brother
Westland Man Charged in Fairlane Town Center Non-Fatal Shooting of Brother
Friday, May 17, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Edward Townsend, 25, of Westland, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man of Canton. Defendant Townsend is the brother of the victim.
Taylor Man Charged in Detroit Triple Shooting
Taylor Man Charged in Detroit Triple Shooting
Friday, May 17, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Gabriel Kieshaun-Dajuan Toler, 36, of Taylor, in connection with the fatal shootings of Hollie Stoops, 41, of Lincoln Park, Mary Hernandez, 28, of Monroe, MI, and the non-fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man of Taylor.
Zion Foster's Cousin Jaylin Brazier Found Guilty in Her Homicide
Zion Foster's Cousin Jaylin Brazier Found Guilty in Her Homicide
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Today, Defendant Brazier was found guilty as charged of Second-Degree Murder and Tampering with Evidence in a jury trial before Judge Donald Knapp. The case was prosecuted by APA Ryan Elsey. His sentencing is scheduled for June 3, 2024, at 9:00 a.m..
Dearborn Heights Woman Arraigned on New Charges in Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend
Dearborn Heights Woman Arraigned on New Charges in Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Defendant Johnson's previous charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Felony Firearm have been amended because of the death of Mr. Stevens. She has now been charged with Second-Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.*
Garden City Defendant Enters No Contest Plea in Fatal Shooting of DPD Sgt. Elaine Williams
Garden City Defendant Enters No Contest Plea in Fatal Shooting of DPD Sgt. Elaine Williams
Friday, May 10, 2024
Today, Johnson entered a plea of no contest to Manslaughter with a sentence agreement of three years' probation and any violation found by the court will result in a guideline sentence o f 57 months minimum to 95 months maximum to 15 years in prison.
Detroit Teen Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings of Four
Detroit Teen Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings of Four
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Alvin Noble,17, of Detroit in connection with the non-fatal shootings of two 18-year-old girls, a six-year-old girl, and a two-year-old boy, all of Detroit. Defendant Noble is being prosecuted as an adult in this case.
Dearborn Heights Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend
Dearborn Heights Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Boyfriend
Monday, May 6, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Leah Renee Johnson, 30, of Dearborn Heights, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man, also of Dearborn Heights.
Former JDF Worker Charged in Sexual Assault of Two Juvenile Males
Former JDF Worker Charged in Sexual Assault of Two Juvenile Males
Monday, May 6, 2024
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Svetlana Kuryanova, 33, of Farmington Hills, in connection with the sexual assaults of a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy while she was employed at the Juvenile Detention Center.