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

  • Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Cindy T. White, 41, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (April 18) of theft of identity over $1,000 for stealing another woman’s identity via social media. White faces up to 10 years when she is sentenced by District Judge …
  • Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Herman A. Thomas, 44, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (April 16) to one count of aggravated arson and eight counts of simple arson for igniting a series of fires in Bogalusa over two years. District Judge William “Rusty” Knight sentenced Thomas to six …
  • Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 FRANKLINTON—Victims of crime, their supporters, service providers, public officials, and other community members joined District Attorney Warren Montgomery for a ceremony that his office hosted Thursday (April 12) in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). The event, held at the Washington Parish courthouse, opened outside with …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, 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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