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

2017 National Victims’ Right’s Week – Celebration of Survival

News

  • Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kyran Javon Vaughn, 20, of Slidell, was convicted Friday (July 21) of first degree robbery and obstruction of justice for stealing an iPad from a man at gunpoint last September. Vaughn, who …
  • Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Kendell Cagler, 36, of Lacombe, guilty last Thursday (July 20) of armed robbery and being a convicted felon with a firearm for stealing a car from a woman in 2015. Cagler, who has three prior drug convictions, is scheduled to be sentenced by …
  • Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Benson Andre, 58, former director of St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 4, was charged Thursday (July 20) with theft over $750 but less than $5,000 for the alleged misuse of district funds. The charges stem from an investigative report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, which found …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Anthony Dearmas, 25, of Slidell, with first degree murder Thursday (July 20) in the death of his 7-week-old son in May. The baby had been left in Dearmas’ care and was found to be unresponsive when police arrived at a Slidell home …
  • Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

    Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

      Join Us in Voting for the Tammany Trace! Fans of the Tammany Trace urged to support the rail-trail during a public voting period July 12-16; winner to be announced July 19. Click here for more information:  Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Nomination