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

  • Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jeremy M. Guild, 27, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday (March 20) to two counts of forcible rape for raping two girls, ages 5 and 7 at the time. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Guild to 40 years in prison and lifetime registration …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (March 16) indicted John Colvert Braxton, 35, and Charles Michael Morgan, 56, both of Slidell, on aggravated rape charges in separate cases. Braxton is accused of raping a child on many occasions, beginning in 2013, when she was 10 years old.  …
  • Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—Charles J. O’Neill, 38, of Slidell, has pleaded guilty to second degree rape. District Judge Martin E. Coady sentenced him to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and required O’Neill to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender. O’Neill invited the victim to his …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    DA Warren Montgomery stopped by for a wide ranging conversation about what his office has been up to. You can hear more in the interview below.  
  • 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.