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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News

  • Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Todd Bennett, 30, of Folsom, guilty Friday (Feb. 9) of attempted molestation of a juvenile and aggravated incest of a victim under 13. He faces 25 to 99 years in prison when he is sentenced March 27 …
  • Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Stanton Guillory, 23, an inmate at the St. Tammany Parish jail, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 7) of three counts of obscenity.  Guillory is scheduled for sentencing by District Judge Raymond Childress on Feb. 22. At the time that …
  • Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a ST. TAMMANY jury found Christopher Wayne Mullen, 44 years of age, from the town of Lacombe guilty of one count of Aggravated Rape and guilty of one count of Molestation of a Juvenile. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced …

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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