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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

WCPO received a warrant request for a handcuffed suspect accused of fleeing DPD custody on Saturday. This case is currently being reviewed. It is expected that the arraignment will take place this afternoon in 36th District Court.

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WCPO received a warrant request on Monday, September 4, 2017 for a 17-yearold suspect accused of fatally shooting stepfather on Ward Street on Saturday. This case is also currently being reviewed. It is expected that the arraignment will take place this afternoon in 36th District Court.

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

Detroit Man Charged in Escape from DPD Custody

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Artese Deshaun Davis, 23 (DOB: 04/12/1994), of Detroit, with Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Escape from Lawful Custody, and Larceny (Stealing Police Handcuffs)*.

On September 2, 2017 at 11:26 p.m., it is alleged that Davis was observed by Detroit Police officers in his car driving at a high rate of speed in the area of Vaughn and Joy Road. The police stopped and handcuffed Davis and, while they were attempting to place him in the police car, it is alleged that he escaped on foot. On September 3, 2017, an investigation by DPD led to the arrest of the defendant in the 2500 block of Kendal in Detroit. Davis was arraigned in 36th District Court and received a $30,000/10% bond. His probable cause hearing is on September 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and his preliminary examination is on September 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before 36th District Court Judge Dana Hathaway.

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

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Detroit Teen Charged in Fatal Shooting of Stepfather

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jaden Roderick McCallum, 17 (DOB: 01/25/2000), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of his stepfather Algernon Moore, 46, also of Detroit.

McCallum is alleged to have fatally shot Algernon Moore, his stepfather, on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at approximately 5:50 p.m. The shooting took place in the 16800 block of Ward on in Detroit after a brief argument the defendant had with the victim. McCallum has been charged with Open Murder and Felony Firearm.*

McCallum was arraigned on this morning before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The probable cause conference is scheduled for September 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for September 25, 2017 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.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Statement of Prosecutor Kym Worthy on the Procedure in the Damon Grimes ATV Fatality

"Although I am prohibited from commenting on the investigation of the recent ATV fatality of 15- year-old Detroiter Damon Grimes, I think that it is important for the public to understand the procedure the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (WCPO) follows in all police involved matters. Members of my office that will be assigned to the case have met with the family of Mr. Grimes to explain this procedure.

"There a two separate and independent investigations in this case. One is being conducted by the Detroit Police Department, and other is being conducted by the Michigan State Police. The law enforcement investigations must be completed before WCPO receives the warrant request in the case. Once it is received, we conduct a completely separate and independent investigation before making a charging decision. We do this because it is important for us to take the time to closely look at the facts and evidence, so that we can be right. This is the standard procedure followed in every police-involved incident that comes to our Public Integrity Unit, and it will be followed in the case of Mr. Grimes."

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