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

  • Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man On Murder Charges in Mandeville Police Shooting

    Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man On Murder Charges in Mandeville Police Shooting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2019 Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man On Murder Charges in Mandeville Police Shooting COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Mark E. Spicer, Jr., 21, of Covington, Wednesday (Dec. 4) with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and three additional charges in a …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men In Shooting Death Of Slidell Man

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Men In Shooting Death Of Slidell Man

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 Grand Jury Indicts Two Men In Shooting Death Of Slidell Man COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury has indicted Jules Clinton Johnson, 30, of Slidell, and Tony Smith, 31, of Slidell, with second degree murder in the shooting death of a 43-year-old man …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Former RCC Correctional Officers In Inmate’s Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Former RCC Correctional Officers In Inmate’s Death

    Nov. 14, 2019 Grand Jury Indicts Former RCC Correctional Officers In Inmate’s Death COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury has indicted three former officers at the Rayburn Correctional Center (RCC) in Angie on charges of malfeasance of office, conspiracy to commit malfeasance of office, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve, 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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