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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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Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Murder of Stepbrother
Dearborn Heights Man Charged in Murder of Stepbrother
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jalen Gullatt , 21 (DOB: 05/21/1999), in connection with the homicide of his stepbrother Jeffrey Steen, 23, both of Dearborn Heights.
Couple Charged in Assault of Spirit Airlines Agents
Couple Charged in Assault of Spirit Airlines Agents
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jameel L. Murphy (DOB: 11/04/1990) and Raymonique M. Williams (DOBB: 01/24/1991), both of Detroit, in connection with assaulting two male Spirit Airline workers.
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Judge Pennie Millender
Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Passing of Judge Pennie Millender
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
'Pennie was warm, compassionate, and truly believed in the proper administration of justice. She will be sorely missed.'
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Passing of Judge Isidore Torres
Statement of Prosecutor Worthy on the Passing of Judge Isidore Torres
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Judge Torres was a fearless fighter for civil rights, equality, and especially for his beloved Latino community. There will never be another like him.
Canton Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Son
Canton Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Death of 8-Year-Old Son
Friday, January 15, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Nicholas A. Bennett, 33 (DOB: 05/01/1987), of Canton in connection with the fatal shooting of his eight-year-old son.
Wyandotte Man Charged in Homicide of Girlfriend
Wyandotte Man Charged in Homicide of Girlfriend
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Charles Whitman, 39 (DOB: 01/31/1981), in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Lina Breen, 55, both of Wyandotte.
Nine Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis Investigation
Nine Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis Investigation
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy today announced that nine individuals have been indicted on a total of 42 counts related to a series of alleged actions that caused the Flint Water Crisis.
Southgate Man Charged in Murder of Wife
Southgate Man Charged in Murder of Wife
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ryan Arthur Hilton, 32 (DOB:11/11/1988), in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife Amanda Marie Hilton. The Hintons were residents of Southgate.
Detroit Woman Charged in Shooting of Boyfriend
Detroit Woman Charged in Shooting of Boyfriend
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Kiantay Lovett-McCall, 27 (DOB: 5/25/1993), in connection with the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Willie Mills, 31, both of Detroit.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko
Prosecutor Kym Worthy's Statement on the Passing of Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dearborn Heights Mayor Paletko.