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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

Community Roundtable

News

  • Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON— District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Alvin Davis, 57, of Slidell, as an habitual offender to life in prison Monday (Sept. 26) for raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Davis guilty of forcible rape in June. …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON—Christopher Cote, 33, of Covington, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 22) to 79 counts of child pornography, which was discovered during an undercover investigation last year. District Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced Cote to 18 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The case …
  • D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    09/22/2016 District Attorney Warren Montgomery was a guest on Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere this morning. Please listen below at 136.06. http://wgso.com/podcast/jeff/jeff092216.mp3
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21, 2016 COVINGTON—Rhamad R. Jackson, 27, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 19) to two counts of manslaughter and one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling for shooting two men and burglarizing the home of one of them nearly six years ago. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Jackson to 20 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    I appreciate the time, effort, and commitment the judge gave to this case. It was important to me that my obligations under the law to serve as the legal adviser to parish government be clarified by the court. My conscience is clear that I did the right thing in filing this lawsuit, based on our …