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

  • D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented an outstanding achievement award to Franklinton Jr. High School student Jordan McKenzie. Each year, Mr. Montgomery recognizes students at junior high and high schools in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes for their excellence. The students are selected by school administrators for outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, and leadership.
  • Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville, guilty Wednesday (May 24) of sexual battery of a victim under 13 and two counts of molestation of a juvenile for incidents that occurred 10 to 20 years ago. Callahan faces from …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lanier D. Lively, 74, of Slidell, pleaded guilty last Tuesday (May 16) to 500 counts of child pornography involving juveniles under 13 years old. District Judge Raymond Childress scheduled Lively’s sentencing for July 3. The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the State Police …
  • Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   May 8, 2017                             COVINGTON—Timothy P. Duncan, 53, of Angie, a former member of …
  • Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    May 3, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jami D. Cooper, 33, of Bogalusa, with second degree murder Tuesday (May 2) in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man to the 17-year-old, who died …