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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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Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Colin Powell
Monday, October 18, 2021
'This nation has lost a giant, a true patriot, and an icon. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is the epitome of a life well-lived,' said Prosecutor Worthy.
Detroit Man Charged in Woodward Avenue Fatal Shooting
Detroit Man Charged in Woodward Avenue Fatal Shooting
Monday, October 18, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jovin Morice Taylor, 38, (DOB: 03/28/1983), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Lance Sutherland, 34, and an assault of a 36-year-old man, both of Detroit.
Detroit Man Charged in Gas Station Fatal Shooting
Detroit Man Charged in Gas Station Fatal Shooting
Friday, October 15, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Christopher Calvin Williams, 19, (DOB:07/30/2002), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Denez Dupree, 43, also of Detroit. The two men were not acquainted with each other.
Taylor Man Charged in Eureka Road Double Shooting
Taylor Man Charged in Eureka Road Double Shooting
Friday, September 24, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Lajohn Esten Washington, 24, (DOB: 01/05/1997), of Taylor, in connection with the fatal shooting of Chevron Lawrence, 28, of Detroit, and the non-fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Taylor man.
Juvenile Charged in School Shooting Threat
Juvenile Charged in School Shooting Threat
Friday, September 24, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a juvenile male, age 15, (DOB: 12/20/2005), in connection with threats made against a Taylor High School security guard. He will be prosecuted as a juvenile respondent.
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shootings
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Elijah Copeland, 17, (DOB: 12/04/2003), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting incident that involved five adults and one child.
Taylor Woman Charged in Dearborn Heights Fatal Hit-and-Run
Taylor Woman Charged in Dearborn Heights Fatal Hit-and-Run
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ashley Anne Taylor-Baker, 32, (DOB: 10/15/1988), of Taylor, in connection with a hit-and-run accident that killed 42-year-old Rodney Bidwell, also of Taylor.
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Five-Year-Old Son
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Five-Year-Old Son
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Colby Vaughn Hardy, 27, (DOB: 10/14/1993), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of his five-year-old son.
Roseville Woman Charged with Ethnic Intimidation and Assault  on Spirit Airlines Flight
Roseville Woman Charged with Ethnic Intimidation and Assault on Spirit Airlines Flight
Friday, September 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Alexandra Lynn Far, 39, (DOB: 04/18/1982), of Roseville, in connection with the ethnic intimidation and assault of a 29-year-old African American Muslim woman.
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting
Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting
Friday, September 3, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael Watkins, 59, (DOB: 07/08/1962), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 41-year-old Detroit man.