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

  • Grand Jury Indicts Atlanta Man of Raping 11-Year-Old Slidell Girl

    Grand Jury Indicts Atlanta Man of Raping 11-Year-Old Slidell Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jacques A. Garnett, 52, of Atlanta, Thursday (Oct. 18) of first degree rape of a person under the age of 13. Garnett is accused of raping an 11-year old girl in Slidell between November 1, 2016, …
  • Jury Convicts Covington Man of Domestic Abuse Battery

    Jury Convicts Covington Man of Domestic Abuse Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Robert G. Garner, Jr., 44, of Covington, on Oct. 11 of domestic abuse battery involving strangulation.  As a multiple offender, Garner faces two to six years in prison when he is sentenced by District Judge Peter Garcia. On the night …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy

    Grand Jury Indicts Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Ricky Steinert, 42, of Pearl River, Thursday (Oct. 18) of one count of falsely swearing for the purpose of violating public health or safety and one count of malfeasance. …

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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