BACK TO SCHOOL CYBER SMARTS

Don’t be a CYBERBULLY! Gossiping is never cool. Tell a trusted adult if you receive mean or threatening messages, and SPEAK UP if your friends are cyberbulling someone.

Don’t OVERSHARE! If you wouldn’t want the WHOLE WORLD to know about it, don’t share it!

Be AWARE of ONLINE PREDATORS! An older man wanting to date a much younger girl is CREEPY, not CUTE. REPORT anyone that wants to meet offline.

Remember, TALK to AN ADULT! If you have any concerns or questions about your activities online, adults can be pretty cool about helping you out!

For more information, please visit  www.netsmartz.org.

To request an Assistant District Attorney or cyber crime investigator to talk on the topic at your school, church, or community group, call 985-809-8349

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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 Statment

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

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News

  • Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    COVINGTON—Devin Baham, 24, of Slidell was sentenced late Friday to serve 70 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and setting her Slidell apartment on fire to cover up the crime in 2012. Judge Allison H. Penzato sentenced Baham, a multiple offender, to 55 years at hard labor on the manslaughter conviction, 15 …
  • Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    COVINGTON—A Washington Parish jury found James Spikes, 58, of Bogalusa, guilty Tuesday (August 25) of distribution of oxycodone during a 2013 undercover operation in his hometown. A separate jury found Shawnathan Fabre, 25, of Covington, guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon, a second offense possession of marijuana, and attempted aggravated assault with a …
  • Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    COVINGTON—Cornelius Kirsh, 24, of Slidell, faces up to life in prison as a three-time multiple felony offender when he is sentenced Sept. 28 for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and attempted aggravated obstruction of a roadway. A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted him Friday afternoon of those …
  • Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    A longtime clerk for the town of Franklinton pled guilty Monday (Aug. 10) to five charges related to the embezzlement of water bill payments totaling nearly $23,000, which was estimated by a one-year audit. As part of the plea agreement, imposed by Judge Richard Swartz, Carmen Freeman, 39, will spend three years in prison. Her …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    COVINGTON—A 45-year-old Covington man abruptly pled guilty as charged to aggravated second degree battery and second degree kidnapping in the middle of his trial Wednesday, shortly after prosecutors showed photos of the badly-bruised girlfriend the man had tortured in a drunken stupor in 2014. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced the defendant, as part of the plea …