A Message from Our District Attorney

As District Attorney, the principle by which I will run this office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work. That’s the American way, the American Dream. We are blessed to live where we live. This is a great community. This is a great place to raise a family. This is a great place to start a business. This a great place to seek and follow the American Dream. And the reason that these things are true is, the people who live here. That’s what makes this a great community.

Mission Statement

The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.

Goals

▪ To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes

▪ Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community, ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work we are doing

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In recognition of Domestic Violence month (October) click here to hear our domestic violence team talk about their work.

In Partnership with Bogalusa City Schools, our Office is recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year. If you live in the Bogalusa area and want to make an impact on young lives through the Teach One to Lead One Program please read more about this Program and register here:
http://damontgomery.org/teach-one-to-lead-one-landing-page

News

  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Illegally Filming and Posting Sex Act

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Illegally Filming and Posting Sex Act

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 10, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Sean T. Bass, 42, of Slidell, guilty Tuesday (Oct. 9) of video voyeurism of sexual intercourse. Bass faces one to five years in jail. Bass is accused of videotaping himself engaged in consensual sex with the victim …
  • Letter from D.A. Warren Montgomery – Political Advocates Knocking On Your Door?

    Letter from D.A. Warren Montgomery – Political Advocates Knocking On Your Door?

    Mr. Montgomery writes a letter to the citizens of our Washington and St. Tammany Parishes regarding political advocates in the upcoming political season. Please click on this link to view the letter. CitizensLtr re political advocates 10.1.18
  • Former Health Club Worker Pleads Guilty in $1.7 million Fraud Scheme

    Former Health Club Worker Pleads Guilty in $1.7 million Fraud Scheme

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Emily L. Davis, 43, of Ponchatoula, pleaded guilty Wednesday (Sept. 26) to theft and identity theft in a scheme that bilked her former employer, Franco’s Athletic Club, of more than $1.7 million. Davis, the club’s former finance director, was one of two people …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, you’ll find that I, along with my fantastic staff, have accomplished many of those goals:

  1. Created more transparent office
  2. Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
  3. Created Screening Department
  4. Improved Domestic Violence Unit
  5. Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
  6. Upgraded technology office-wide
  7. Created employee manual
  8. Stabilized budget
  9. Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
  10. Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies

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