DETROIT (WJBK) - A man who allegedly killed a 16-year-old in Detroit landed himself back in jail one week later after posting a low bond.
William Worthy, 19, was on the run from police from October to March after crashing a stolen black Jeep Liberty into a father and son as they were driving to school at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in northwest Detroit, killing 16-year-old Michael Yost.
Detroit police arrested Worthy in March, and 36th District Court Magistrate Bari Blake Wood set his bond at $1,000.
Yost's father, Marlin Franklin, called the low bond "ludicrous."
Worthy posted the bail, but a week later was caught shoplifting mosaic tiles from the Home Depot on Middlebelt Road at Schoolcraft. He is currently serving a 25-day sentence for shoplifting, and a new judge raised his bond to $5,000.
Marlin and Holli Franklin attended the court proceedings. Worthy faces charges of stealing a car, causing a crash resulting in death and leaving the scene, and will soon stand trial for the crash.
"I go and visit my son every week at the cemetery," said Holli Franklin, Yost's mother.
Marlin Franklin is a graphics designer and made decal for the family car displaying "#YostGang" and the family hopes to raise funds for a high school student scholarship in his son's name.
Students have the opportunity to create a portrait to help keep Yost's memory alive.