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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Charges Denied Against DFA President Michael Nevin

On December 18, 2018, Prosecutor Kym Worthy was presented with a warrant request by the Detroit Police Department (DPD) for Detroit Fire Department (DFD) Capt. Michael Nevin, who is president of the Detroit Firefighters Association. DPD contended that Captain Nevin violated the law when he allegedly posted 21 Fire Department Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) reports, to both the Detroit Fire Union Facebook account, and his personal Facebook account that contained identifying information for two potential witnesses to a fatal shooting that occurred on November 23, 2018. It is alleged that Capt. Nevin released the CAD reports to show the slow response time by DPD to 911 calls.

After a thorough review of the facts and evidence in the case it has been determined that no crime has been committed. The information disclosed is not covered by the Law Enforcement Network statutes and is not confidential pursuant to any other Michigan statutes. Further DFD has not officially adopted any internal policy or requirement regarding the confidentiality of CAD reports. Accordingly, the warrant request against Capt. Nevin has been denied.

Jimi Pierowich - Defendant who drove drunk and killed a retired Sterling Heights police sergeant. The defendant pled guilty today to Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death with a sentence agreement of 42 months to 15 years prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Mariam Bazzi.

Mateen Cleaves - Defendant charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 24-year-old Mount Morris, MI woman. The firm trial date set by Judge Celeste Bell is scheduled for July 30, 2019, in Genesee County.

Mother and Son Charged in 2016 Detroit Murder Case

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Beatrice Flint-Tennyson, 68 (DOB:5/17/1951), of Farmington Hills, and her son Delbert Flint , 46 (DOB:8/26/1972), of St. Joseph, Missouri, in connection with the 2016 murder of Ms. Flint-Tennyson's husband and Mr. Flint's step-father Darvin Tennyson, 60, of Farmington Hills.

On March 19, 2016, Mr. Tennyson went to work and returned home in Farmington Hills never to be seen again. On March 20, 2016 at 5:15 a.m. Detroit firefighters and police officers responded to Victoria Street and St. Aubin because a citizen reported hearing a loud explosion and looking outside and seeing a car on fire. Firefighters discovered an unidentified male in the trunk of a car while extinguishing the fire. The victim, later identified as Mr. Tennyson, was pronounced dead at the scene. Extensive investigation by the Detroit police and fire officials led to the identification and arrest of Defendants Flint-Tennyson and Flint. The facts and evidence in the case will be presented on the record in court at the Preliminary Examination.

Beatrice Flint-Tennyson and Delbert Flint have each been charged with Open Murder, Tampering with Evidence and Dead Bodies- Disinterment and Mutilation.*

Defendant Flint-Tennyson was arraigned on April 21, 2019, and remanded to jail. She is scheduled for a Probable Cause Hearing on May1, 2019 and a Preliminary Examination on May 8, 2019, both before Judge Cylenthia Miller. Defendant Delbert Flint was taken into custody yesterday. Today he was arraigned and remanded to jail. His Probable Cause conference will be held on May 1, 2019 in 36th District Court.

Please request a photograph of the Defendants from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Scott Fraser Porter Charged in Livonia Home Invasion

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Scott Fraser Porter, 48 (DOB: 03/02/1971), of Livonia, in connection with a home invasion in Livonia. On November 11, 2019 a 47-year-old Livonia woman filed a home invasion report because she discovered that jewelry was taken from her home located in the 16800 block of Canterbury, in Livonia. Investigation in the case led to the identification and charging of Porter.

Porter has been charged with Home Invasion Second Degree.* He is expected to be arraigned on July 12, 2019. He is currently referred for a competency evaluation in his Solicitation of Murder case.

Livonia Man Charged in Murder-For-Hire

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Scott Fraser Porter, 48 (DOB: 03/02/1971), of Livonia, in connection with solicitation to murder.

On April 2, 2019, it is alleged that Defendant Scott Fraser Porter, solicited a male acquaintance to kill a female friend's husband. Investigation by the Plymouth Township Police Department led to the arrest of Porter on April 3, 2019.

Porter has been charged with of Solicitation of Murder (with a penalty of Life or any term of years) and two counts of Computers - Using to Commit a Crime (with a maximum penalty of Imprisonment of 20 years or more.)*

He was arraigned on April 5, 2019 before Judge Michael Gerou in 35th District Court in Plymouth, MI. The Probable Cause Conference was held this morning, April 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. The Preliminary Examination that was scheduled for April 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge James Plakas has been cancelled. The defendant has been referred for a competency evaluation with a tentative next court date of June 12, 2019. The defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond, with a GPS tether.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Chelsa Wagner and Khari Mosley - Today Pittsburgh Controller Chelsa Wagner had her Arraignment on the Information today in Wayne County Third Circuit court Criminal Division. She was not present and her attorney Charles Longstreet entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. A Calendar Conference of April 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. has been scheduled before Judge Dalton Roberson. No trial date has been scheduled at this time. Ms. Wagner's husband, Khari Mosley had a Pre-Trial Conference today in 36th District Court before Judge Kenneth King. He did not appear and his attorney Charles Longstreet appeared on his behalf. Mr. Mosley's next scheduled court date is for the Final Conference on May 13, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Dearborn Heights Councilman Raymond Muscat and
Neighbor Nicholas Diedo are Charged in Dispute

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Dearborn Heights City Councilman Raymond Muscat, 64, (DOB: 04/18/1954) and Nicholas Diedo, 35, (DOB: 05/02/1983). Both men were neighbors who lived next door to each other in the 2600 block of Havelock in Dearborn Heights.

On December 8, 2018 at 3:12 p.m., Dearborn Heights police were dispatched to Mr. Muscat's house. It is alleged that earlier on the same day, Mr. Diedo dumped newspapers on Mr. Muscat's porch and was observed walking away. It is alleged that Mr. Diedo previously dumped newspapers on Mr. Muscat's porch several times. When Mr. Muscat called out to Mr. Diedo to speak with him, Mr. Diedo went into his house and closed the door. It is alleged that Mr. Muscat pounded on the door and when Mr. Diedo opened it, Mr. Muscat forced his entire body inside the house. Mr. Muscat did not have permission to enter the house at that time. Once Mr. Muscat was inside the house, it is alleged that there was a fight between the two men that eventually ended outside on Mr. Diedo's porch.

Defendant Muscat is charged with one count of Home Invasion Third Degree, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years.* Muscat was arraigned today in 19th District Court in Dearborn and received a $1000/10% bond. The next court date is on May 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The case cannot be heard in 20th District Court in Dearborn Heights where Defendant Muscat holds political office.

Defendant Diedo has been charged with one count of Trespassing, a misdemeanor with a 30-day maximum penalty.* The arraignment date and time for Diedo will be updated at a later time.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Warren Man Charged in Wyoming Street Car Crash Killing Man and Woman

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Vincel McQuiel Lewis, 49 (DOB: 02/02/1970), of Warren, in connection with the fatal car crash that killed his ex-girlfriend, Laquita Durant, 39, (DOB: 09/15/1979) of Ferndale and her friend Larry Hurst, 32, (DOB: 01/24/1987), of Warren. On April 9, 2019 at 12: 13 a.m., it is alleged that Defendant Lewis was driving a rental truck when he observed Ms. Durant in her car with Mr. Hurst. It is further alleged that the defendant chased Ms. Durant's car, causing her to crash into a tree in the 20520 block of Wyoming. The car caught on fire upon impact, trapping Ms. Durant and Mr. Hurst inside the car. The victims did not survive and were transported to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office from the scene.

Defendant Lewis has been charged with two counts of Second Degree Murder.* He was arraigned today before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman and remanded to jail. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for May 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for May 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge William McConico in 36th District Court.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.