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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.

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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Press Release - August 16, 2018 - Father Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Two-Year-Old Son
Press Release - August 16, 2018 - Father Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting of Two-Year-Old Son
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Johntauris Dupree Barber has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting that injured his two-year-old son in the family home on Laing Street in Detroit.
Updated Release - August 16, 2018 - Belleville Man Charged With Murder in DPD Officer's Hit-and-Run
Updated Release - August 16, 2018 - Belleville Man Charged With Murder in DPD Officer's Hit-and-Run
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Charges for Jonathan David Cole have been amended to Murder - Second Degree, Reckless Driving Causing Death and Failure to Stop at at the Scene of an Accident When At Fault, Causing Death.
Press Release - August 15, 2018 - Ypsilanti Man Charged in Q-Line Incident
Press Release - August 15, 2018 - Ypsilanti Man Charged in Q-Line Incident
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Winston Lee Quiney has been charged in connection with breaking windows at two Q-Line Stations and Comerica Park on August 6, 2018.
Press Release - August 15, 2018 - Prosecutor Worthy Dismisses Homicide Charges Against Aaron Salter
Press Release - August 15, 2018 - Prosecutor Worthy Dismisses Homicide Charges Against Aaron Salter
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Aaron Salter convictions and sentences for a 2003 homicide have been vacated and all charges have been dismissed.
Press Release - August 14, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in Beating Death of Girlfriend
Press Release - August 14, 2018 - Detroit Man Charged in Beating Death of Girlfriend
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Tykese Keaton-Baldwin has been charged in connection with the August 11, 2018 fatal beating of his girlfriend, Brittany Collett of Clearwater, FL.
Press Release - August 14, 2018 - James Matthews Charged in 2000 Sexual Assault & 2003 Homicide
Press Release - August 14, 2018 - James Matthews Charged in 2000 Sexual Assault & 2003 Homicide
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
James Matthews has been charged in connection with a sexual assault that occurred on Dolphin Street in Detroit in 2000. He is also charged in connection with with a homicide that occurred in 2003 on St. Mary's Street in Detroit.
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Man Charged in Non-Fatal Harper Woods Hit and Run
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Man Charged in Non-Fatal Harper Woods Hit and Run
Monday, August 13, 2018
Michael P. McNabney has been charged in connection with a non-fatal crash that seriously injured a 53-year-old man in Harper Woods, MI.
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Detroit Mother Charged In Death of Three-Year-Old
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Detroit Mother Charged In Death of Three-Year-Old
Monday, August 13, 2018
Charlessia Pelt has been charged in connection with a fatal car crash that killed her three-year-old son.
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Detroit Father Charged in Romulus I-94 Fatal Car Crash
Press Release - August 13, 2018 - Detroit Father Charged in Romulus I-94 Fatal Car Crash
Monday, August 13, 2018
Wilburt Dion Thomas has been charged in connection with the fatal car crash that killed his seven-year-old daughter on I-94 west of Inkster Road in Romulus, MI.
News Updates - Week of August 5 - 11, 2018
News Updates - Week of August 5 - 11, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Inkster Mom Leaves Toddler Unattended to Gamble at Motor City Casino; Belleville Man Charged in DPD Officer's Pedestrian Hit-and-Run; Otter Lake Woman Charged with Second Degree Murder in Lappin Street Fatal Car Crash