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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 Website 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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Barricaded Gunman Charged in Fatal Shooting of Neighbor
Barricaded Gunman Charged in Fatal Shooting of Neighbor
Monday, November 21, 2022
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael Craig Lackey, 59, of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Michele Elder, 61, also of Detroit. The defendant and Ms. Elder were neighbors living in the 8580 block of Robson in Detroit.
Statement for Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance 2022
Statement for Transgender Awareness Week and Day of Remembrance 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
FMJP/WCPO stand together during Transgender Awareness Week to celebrate the transgender and gender-nonconforming community and honoring those who have lost their lives to violence.
WCPO Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Project Timeline
WCPO Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Project Timeline
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
A timeline of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Project.
'11,000 TO ZERO' - ALL 11,341 UNTESTED RAPE KITS DISCOVERED IN 2009 HAVE BEEN TESTED
'11,000 TO ZERO' - ALL 11,341 UNTESTED RAPE KITS DISCOVERED IN 2009 HAVE BEEN TESTED
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Survivors of sexual assault who submitted rape kits in Detroit between 1984 and 2009 are urged to contact 313-224-4111 or MYRAPEKIT.COM
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend
Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend
Monday, November 7, 2022
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Gaylord Joseph Rogers, 66, of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of his live-in girlfriend Maggie Stancil, 54, also of Detroit.
Election Intimidation is a Crime
Election Intimidation is a Crime
Monday, November 7, 2022
As election day grows near, Prosecutor Kym Worthy wants to make clear that anyone who intimidates voters as they attempt to vote in person, or when they place a ballot in a drop box will face criminal prosecution. Election intimidation is a crime.
Wayne Man Charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault and Torture
Wayne Man Charged with Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault and Torture
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jeremy Robert Brock, 22, of Wayne, in connection with the unlawful imprisonment and torture of a 23-year-old Flat Rock woman. The victim is the former girlfriend of the defendant.
Former Wayne County Employee Charged with Stealing of $1.7 Million in County Funds
Former Wayne County Employee Charged with Stealing of $1.7 Million in County Funds
Thursday, October 27, 2022
DETROIT - A former Wayne County Roads Division employee was charged in an indictment today with conspiring to steal over $1.7 million in county funds, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced.
Barricaded Gunman Charged with Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
Barricaded Gunman Charged with Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Carl Londa Phelps III, 55, of Van Buren Township, in connection with unlawfully discharging a firearm and barricading himself inside his home for four hours before being placed under arrest.
Detroit Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Stabbing of Infant Grandson
Detroit Woman Charged in Non-Fatal Stabbing of Infant Grandson
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Alisha Caver, 56, of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal stabbing of her two-year-old grandson.