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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

Victims Rights Week Ceremony

News

  • D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    On April 4, 2016, a legally armed citizen used deadly force to repel the attacks of Shawn Breland. The Mandeville Police Department concluded that Mr. Breland was the aggressor and that the actions of the lawfully armed patron did not warrant an arrest. Although Mr. Breland’s death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the …
  • Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    COVINGTON—Alva Thompson, 44, of Lacombe, was sentenced Monday (May 23) to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence after pleading guilty to failure to register as a sex offender for the second time. The sentence also includes other charges related to his attempt to flee from police officers …
  • Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, guilty Friday (May 20) of first-degree murder for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009.  After a weeklong trial, the jury deliberated 23 minutes before returning the verdict against Rodriguez, who faces life in prison. This was …
  • Special Olympics

    Special Olympics

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was inspired by the opportunity to meet Special Olympics athletes and their parents May 5 at the Champions Together Breakfast at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. Photos of Mr. Montgomery with Mike Lorino, Tim Lentz and Randy Smith.
  • Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish government officials filed legal documents Friday in response to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against them over their legal representation. For those who may be interested in the parish’s position, the documents are shown below. For a printable version, please click here. Defendants’ Answer to Petition for Declaratory Judgment Defendants’ Joint Dilatory and Peremptory …