"On Monday, March 15, 2020, Defendants McCormick and Terrance Jordan, were arraigned before Magistrate Millicent Sherman, on charges of Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (RSCP), Fleeing and Eluding 3rd Degree, two counts of Felonious Assault and two counts of Felony Firearm. The court file contains an Investigator's Report that details the allegations against the defendant. * The first line of the report alleges that the defendants were arrested for assault with a weapon on a police officer and fleeing from the police. The report is clear in describing the allegations regarding the police. The report contains other information that cannot be disclosed here, but should also have been taken into consideration. There is no reason that a $2000 personal bond should have been set by the court," said Prosecutor Worthy.
"If that wasn't enough, at the time of the March 15, 2021 arraignment, Defendant McCormick was on bond for another felony case and awaiting a preliminary exam. The defendant was arraigned on that case in September 18, 2020. Defendant McCormick was charged with RCSP and Carrying a Concealed Weapon* and a $1000 was set by the same person, Magistrate Sherman. It is the responsibility of the magistrate to look at all of the circumstances and set the bond, including an outstanding charge."
"The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has never had the resources to staff the district court arraignment courtrooms. This is precisely why relevant information is always contained in the court file for the magistrate to read and assess before making a bond decision."
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.