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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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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.
Detroit Man Charged in Car Crash That Killed Four-Year-Old Boy
Detroit Man Charged in Car Crash That Killed Four-Year-Old Boy
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Abdull Kareem McKinnon, 47, (DOB: 10/27/1973), of Detroit, in connection with a fatal car crash that killed four-year-old Dylan Watts, also of Detroit.
Detroit Father Charged in Unsafe Storage of Handgun
Detroit Father Charged in Unsafe Storage of Handgun
Monday, August 30, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Curtis Hill Jr., 53, (DOB: 10/26/1967), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of his five-year-old son.
Two Women Charged in Joy Road Fatal Crash Killing Two Detroit Teens
Two Women Charged in Joy Road Fatal Crash Killing Two Detroit Teens
Friday, August 27, 2021
On July 21, 2021, Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Shanaya Latrice Copeland, 17, (DOB: 06/25/04), of Detroit, and Zaria Armonie Hughes, 17, (DOB: 12/30/03), of Oak Park, in connection with a fatal car crash that killed two young women ages 17 and 18.
Taylor Officer Charged in Assault of Southfield Man
Taylor Officer Charged in Assault of Southfield Man
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Taylor Police Officer Tyler Peake, 23, in connection with the assault of Brendon Morgan, 34, of Southfield.
Detroit Man Charged with Murder of 20-Year-Old Woman
Detroit Man Charged with Murder of 20-Year-Old Woman
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Juma Reeves, 46 (DOB:03/26/1974), in connection with the homicide of Brandy Lashay Nelson, 20, both of Detroit. Ms. Nelson and the defendant had a child in common.
Hamburg Michigan Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash Killing Detroiters Nakia Payton and Daniel Mixon
Hamburg Michigan Man Charged in Fatal Car Crash Killing Detroiters Nakia Payton and Daniel Mixon
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Prosecutor Worthy has charged Mitchell J. Dukes, 33 (DOB:11/13/1987), of Hamburg, Michigan in connection with the fatal crash that killed Detroiters Nakia Marie Payton, 39 and Daniel Damon Mixon, 49.
*Corrected: Romulus Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing
*Corrected: Romulus Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael David McCarren, 52, (DOB: 03/26/1969), of Romulus, in connection with the murder of Jennifer Leombruno, 43, also of Romulus.
Romulus Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend
Romulus Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael David McCarren, 52, (DOB: 03/26/1969), of Romulus, in connection with the murder of Jennifer Leombruno, 43, also of Romulus. The defendant and the victim were residing together at the time of the incident.
Detroit Lions Player Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Detroit Lions Player Charged in Non-Fatal Crash
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Alexander Deonte Brown, 24, (DOB: 08/30/1996), of South Carolina, in connection with a non-fatal car crash.