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

  • Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Larry Bickham, 60, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (April 17) to life in prison. Bickham, who had more than 10 prior felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions, was on probation in 2014, when he exposed his 17-month-old daughter to cocaine, which landed her …
  • New Veterans Court!

    New Veterans Court!

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined District Judge Raymond Childress, other court and parish officials, and veterans yesterday in announcing a new Veterans Court in St. Tammany Parish. Childress will preside over newest specialty court, which is aimed at helping offenders who are veterans with addiction or mental health issues get the help they need to …
  • Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jeremy M. Guild, 27, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday (March 20) to two counts of forcible rape for raping two girls, ages 5 and 7 at the time. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Guild to 40 years in prison and lifetime registration …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (March 16) indicted John Colvert Braxton, 35, and Charles Michael Morgan, 56, both of Slidell, on aggravated rape charges in separate cases. Braxton is accused of raping a child on many occasions, beginning in 2013, when she was 10 years old.  …
  • Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—Charles J. O’Neill, 38, of Slidell, has pleaded guilty to second degree rape. District Judge Martin E. Coady sentenced him to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and required O’Neill to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender. O’Neill invited the victim to his …