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

  • Abita Springs Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Sexual Battery Of A Minor

    Abita Springs Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Sexual Battery Of A Minor

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 13, 2019 Abita Springs Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Sexual Battery Of A Minor COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jinel Sexton, 39, of Abita Springs, was sentenced Friday as a multiple offender by District Judge Scott Gardner to 50 years in prison for sexual battery of a victim …
  • Slidell Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Crimes With Juveniles

    Slidell Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Crimes With Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2019 Slidell Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Crimes With Juveniles COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lenard “Andy” Turpin, 52, of Slidell, was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison Wednesday (Nov. 6) for crimes that involved his coercing a group of juveniles to his home, …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Mississippi Men In Burglary of Covington Home

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Mississippi Men In Burglary of Covington Home

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2019   Grand Jury Indicts Two Mississippi Men In Burglary of Covington Home COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Levi Lee, 17, of Tylertown, Miss., and Lance Rouse, 25, of Picayune, Miss., in the aggravated burglary of a Covington home last December. Lee and Rouse are accused of breaking …

Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve, 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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