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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 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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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.