- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court has dismissed a Detroit-area criminal case against a man who said authorities flunked a 180-day deadline to bring him to court.

Thomas Clifford White was in prison in 2005 for crimes in Oakland and Kent counties. He also had gun charges pending in Wayne County.

The Michigan Corrections Department told Wayne County that White was in prison. But there was some confusion over his birthdate and other details. Wayne County told the state that it had no pending case against him.

White pleaded guilty to a gun charge in 2011 but protested a year later based on the 180-day rule.

The Supreme Court last week threw out the case, agreeing with a Wayne County judge and citing the “unique circumstances.”

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide