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COVID-19 Message

Out of an abundance of caution due to the Covid-19 virus WCPO will have court hearings and trials only for defendants who are incarcerated as required by the courts. Court hearings and trials for defendants that are not incarcerated will be given new dates. You can go to the Wayne County Sheriff's website to determine if an inmate is in custody. http://www.sheriffconnect.com/jails.html.

The Third Circuit Court has suspended all jury trials except for those already in progress. See the Court's Order of 3/16/20.

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.

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 - Man Charged in Wick Road Standoff in Romulus
Press Release - Man Charged in Wick Road Standoff in Romulus
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Chad Alexander Smith has been charged in connection with an attempted carjacking, shout out with Romulus Police, a subsequent hostage situation and standoff in Romulus.
News Update - Week of March 1 - 6, 2020
News Update - Week of March 1 - 6, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Fifth Town Hall Meeting in Dearborn on March 5, 2020
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Fifth Town Hall Meeting in Dearborn
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to Hold Fifth Town Hall Meeting in Dearborn
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Prosecutor Worthy's fifth Town Hall Meeting will be held March 5, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Henry Ford College in Dearborn.
Press Release - Man Charged in Two Murders in River Rouge
Press Release - Man Charged in Two Murders in River Rouge
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Kenyel William Brown has been charged in connection with the fatal shootings of two people and the non-fatal shooting of a third person that occurred in a residence in the 500 block of Beechwood in River Rouge.
News Updates - Week of February 16 - 22, 2020
News Updates - Week of February 16 - 22, 2020
Monday, February 24, 2020
Ramon Ward Exonerated; Ohio Man Charged in Greektown Hotel Case
Press Release - Ohio Man Charged in Greektown Hotel Case
Press Release - Ohio Man Charged in Greektown Hotel Case
Monday, February 24, 2020
Marlo Smith has been charged in connection with an incident at Greektown Casino Hotel that involved a loaded weapon found in a backpack behind an ice machine in the Greektown Hotel.
Press Release - Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Exonerates Ramon Ward
Press Release - Wayne County Prosecutor's Office CIU Exonerates Ramon Ward
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The motion to have Ramon Ward's two murder convictions dismissed and vacated was granted by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Donald Knapp.
News Updates - Week of February 9 - 15, 2020
News Updates - Week of February 9 - 15, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
34th District Court Judge David Parrott Charged in Domestic Incident; Detroit Man Charged in Lauder Street Attack on Senior Woman; Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner Enters No Contest Plea; Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of Bashar Kallabat
Press Release - Warrant Denied in Demolition of State Representative's Non-Profit House
Press Release - Warrant Denied in Demolition of State Representative's Non-Profit House
Friday, February 14, 2020
The warrant for the demolition of Michigan State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo's non-profit house on Minock Street in Detroit has been denied.
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in the Homicide of Bashar Kallabat
Press Release - Detroit Man Charged in the Homicide of Bashar Kallabat
Friday, February 14, 2020
Jimmy Jermaine Pickett has been charged in connection with the February 11, 2020 homicide of Bashar Kallabat, a hairdresser from Bloomfield Hills, MI.