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 doingRead more

2016 Domestic Violence Awareness Ceremony

News

  • D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    Volunteers from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office participated recently in a Career Day at Covington High School.  Assistant District Attorney Bruce Dearing spoke to students about his job as a prosecutor, and Communications Director Lisa Frazier Page discussed journalism. Page’s husband, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal, also talked about federal law enforcement.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted five people Friday (Feb. 17) with second degree murder and other charges related to a Slidell shoot-out that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man in January. The shooting occurred Jan. 8 when two parties …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announced the indictment and arrest of  two former Franco’s Athletic Club employees Friday (Feb. 17) on charges of racketeering, theft, identity theft, and money laundering in a scheme that bilked the Mandeville company of more than $1.7 million. …
  • Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Feb. 9, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that David Peek, 56, of Mount Hermon, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 7) to forcible rape, aggravated incest, and 27 counts of possession of child pornography with children under age 13. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced him to 35 years in prison on the forcible rape charge, 25 …
  • D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    Yesterday Afternoon (Feb. 8) was a beautiful day for a walk when District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Julie Agan, Executive Director of the Council On Aging St. Tammany (COAST), for the group’s “Getting Into the Grove With our Seniors on the Move” walk around the Justice Center in Covington.  The walk was in support of …