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Monday, October 15, 2018

Virgil Smith - Former state senator who entered into a 2016 plea agreement after a shooting incident involving his ex-wife.

The Post-Conviction Status Conference was held today and the prosecution moved to withdraw the plea in the case. Judge Lawrence Talon is holding his decision on the motion in abeyance. The next court date is in November 12, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

Timothy Leach and Frederick Person - Defendants charged in connection with the assault on Michael Karpovich at Ottava Via restaurant The calendar conference before Judge Timothy Kenny on October 16, 2018 has been adjourned at the request of the defense until October 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Detroit Man Charged In Domestic Violence Assault on Rohns Street

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Isaac "Ikey" Alexander, 45 (DOB:07/29/1973), of Detroit. On October 10, 2018 at 7:12 p.m. in the 5740 block of Rohns it is alleged that Alexander had a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation with his 34-year-old girlfriend.

An off-duty police officer observed the defendant choke and slam the woman into the ground and place a handgun to her head. The officer identified himself, displayed his badge, and he instructed Alexander to put the weapon down. It is alleged that Alexander failed to drop the weapon and fearing for the safety of the woman and himself the officer fired his weapon and struck Alexander. Alexander left the location in a car driven by his girlfriend that was subsequently involved in a car accident. When police were dispatched to the car accident on Mack near Alter Road Alexander was recognized, arrested, and taken to the hospital for treatment for his wound.

Alexander has been charged with: Felonious Assault, Resisting and Obstructing the Police, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Domestic Violence and four counts of Felony Firearm.* Alexander had a hospital arraignment on Monday, October 15, 2018. He received a $100,000 cash bond. His Probable Cause Conference is on October 22, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and his Preliminary Examination is on October 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Detroit Man Charged in Homicide of his Estranged Wife

On October 5, 2018 Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Gregory McQueen, 30 (DOB: 09/19/1989), in connection with the death of Alisha McQueen, 28, both of Detroit. In March 2018, Ms. McQueen was reported missing by a relative. The victim and the defendant were living separately at the time. On August 25, 2018 at 6:16 p.m., an evidence technician was dispatched to a location in the 100 block of Mill Street in Ecorse where a citizen had discovered what appeared to be human bones. From August 28, 2018 until September 6, 2018, investigation by the Ecorse police led to the discovery of more bones, which were collected as evidence. Clothing was also discovered and collected as evidence at the Mill Street location. On September 7, 2018, large pieces of cement with embedded human remains were also collected as evidence by the police. On September 21, 2018, the investigation revealed that the remains belonged to victim Alisha McQueen. It is alleged that Gregory McQueen murdered his wife.

"October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. In 2017, this office reviewed almost 9000 warrants containing allegations of domestic violence throughout Wayne County. We have been in DV epidemic for years," said Prosecutor Worthy.

Defendant McQueen is charged with Open Murder.* He was arraigned yesterday at the 25th District Court. He was remanded. His Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for October 16, 2018 . His Preliminary Examination has been re-scheduled for November 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in 25th District Court.

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

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Stephen Heid and Ronald Cadez - Detroit police officers charged in connection with the October 9, 2017 fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Main Street near Park Drive in Detroit. Today Judge Kenneth King sentenced them to one year probation, a $500 fine, costs, and five days community service under a delayed sentence. DPD reinstated the officers after they pleaded no contest to Willful Neglect of Duty on August 28, 2018.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Juvenile Charged in Central High School Sexual Assault

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a 15-year-old Detroit male in connection with the sexual assault of a Central High School student. On October 8, 2018 at approximately 3:00 p.m., it is alleged that the juvenile respondent took two cellphones from the female victim's desk. She followed him into a hallway to get her phone, when it is alleged that he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to a back stairway. Once in the hallway he choked her, pulled her down the stairs and sexually assaulted the victim.

The juvenile has been adult designated, which means upon conviction he can be sentenced as a juvenile, or as a defendant, or the judge can blend the sentence and fashion a juvenile and adult sentence. He has been charged with: two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree, four counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct Third Degree and Larceny under $200.00.*

Today a Preliminary Hearing was held before Referee Leslie Graves at the Juvenile Detention Facility. A $25,000 cash bond was ordered, pending a Preliminary Examination scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Virgil Smith at the Lincoln Hall of Justice. If bond is posted, the juvenile must have no contact, direct or indirectly, with the 15-year-old victim, or any potential witness in this case.

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


Friday, October 19, 2018

Three Charged in Homicide of Starkisha Thompson

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jah-lana Streeter, 23 (DOB: 11/18/1994), of Detroit, Kenneth Dixon, 26 (DOB: 12/03/1991) of Warren, and Corey Holmes, 39 (DOB: 10/19/1978) of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Starkisha Thompson, 32, of Detroit. On October 9, 2018 at 8:05 a.m., police responded to a "shots fired" police dispatch to the driveway of a home in the 16400 block of Collingham Drive in Detroit. Ms. Thompson sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. It is alleged that Streeter, Dixon and Holmes killed Ms. Thompson. The facts and evidence in the homicide case will be presented in court at the preliminary examination.

Streeter, Dixon and Holmes have each been charged with: Murder - First Degree, Conspiracy to Commit Murder - First Degree, Witness Intimidating - Committing a Crime, Witness - Retaliating Against. Defendant Holmes is also charged with Felon in Possession and three counts of Felony Firearm.*

Streeter was arraigned and remanded to jail in 36th District Court. Streeter will have a Probable Cause Conference on October 29, 2018. Defendants Dixon and Holmes are expected to be arraigned on Saturday, October 20, 2018 after 11:00 a.m. in 34th District Court.

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

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