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Monday, January 9, 2017

Three Detroit Men Charged in Homicide at Gratiot Gas Station

Today Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Derrick Everson, Jr., 22 (DOB: 7/17/1994) and Kyrell Alonzo, 23 (DOB: 6/2/1993), both of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Javon A. Perry, 24, of Detroit. On January 5, 2017 at approximately 12:25 a.m., Perry arrived at a gas station in the 15000 block of Gratiot. While Perry was pumping gas Everson and Alonzo approached him and had an argument. It is alleged that Everson pulled out a hand gun and he and Alonzo chased Perry as he attempted to run from the location. Everson fired several shots that fatally wounded Perry a short distance from the station. A third defendant, Joseph Lucas, 26 (DOB: 10/18/1990), is alleged to have driven Everson and Alonzo to and from the station.

On January 6, 2017, Lucas was charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. He was arraigned and remanded to jail on January 7, 2017.

Everson has been charged with First Degree Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm. Alonzo has been charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. Both defendants are expected to be arraigned at 2:30 p.m. today in 36th District Court.

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Fatal Beating of a Woman on Goldengate Street in Detroit -WCPO has not received a warrant request for this homicide.

Lise Cox - On December 12, 2016, Ms. Cox, the grandmother of the 13- year-old who fatally shot Emarjae Watkins, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Child Abuse Second Degree, and Felony Firearm. Today 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King dismissed all charges against Ms. Cox at the preliminary examination. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office will determine whether the case will be appealed to the Wayne County Circuit Court.

13-Year-Old Juvenile Respondent - The teen male was charged as a juvenile in connection with the December 12, 2016 fatal shooting of 13-year-old Detroit victim Emarjae Watkins. The next pretrial date is on January 30, 2017 at the Lincoln Hall of Justice before Judge Frank Szymanski.

Assault and Robbery of 911 Dispatcher - There is a warrant request that is currently being reviewed. There will not be an arraignment today.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Grosse Ile Animal Torture Case - The defendants are scheduled for sentencing tomorrow before Judge David Groner at 9AM. The hearing will be held in Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Courtroom G-2.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Four Detroit Men Charged in Assault and Robbery of 911 Dispatcher

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Lathyas Sutton, 17 (DOB: 6/13/1999), Bennie Robinson, 18 (DOB: 12/7/1999), Marquise Goodman, 17 (DOB: 11/23/1999), and Jayelin Hawkins, 16 (DOB: (1/23/2000), all of Detroit, in connection with the robbery of a 48-year-old female DPD 911 dispatcher. On January 3, 2017 at approximately 10:57 p.m., it is alleged that the four defendants assaulted and robbed the victim of her personal property as she approached her workplace on Lyndon Street. The facts of the case will be presented at the preliminary examination.

All four defendants have been charged with one count each of Armed Robbery.* Sutton, Robinson and Goodman were arraigned yesterday and have probable cause conference date of January 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and their preliminary examinations are on January 24, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Denise Lewis Langston. They each received $75,000 cash/surety bonds.

Defendant Hawkins, who is 16 years of age will be charged and tried as an adult. He is expected to be arraigned in 36th District Court at 2:30 p.m. today.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Highland Park Man Charged in Goldengate Street Homicide

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Timothy Bernard Hawkins, 45 (DOB: 7/8/1971), of Highland Park, in connection with the murder of Avril D. Taylor, 48, of Detroit. On January 7, 2017 at approximately 1:10 p.m., the Detroit Police were called to a home in the 400 block of West Goldengate Street in Detroit. When they arrived at the scene, the lifeless body of Ms. Taylor was observed on the floor in the basement. It is alleged that Hawkins fatally struck Ms. Taylor in the head and took personal property from her home. The investigation of the case led to the arrest of the defendant shortly after he was observed driving Ms. Taylor’s car at Tuxedo and Second Street in Detroit.

Hawkins has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and Felony Murder*. He is expected to be arraigned in 36th District Court on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

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

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