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

  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man on Pornography and Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man on Pornography and Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 18, 2019 Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man on Pornography and Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Michael Lee Reynolds, 56, of Slidell, Thursday (Oct. 17) on charges of first degree rape of a victim under 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile under 13, 20 …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man For Sex Crimes Involving Five Juveniles

    Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man For Sex Crimes Involving Five Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 18, 2019 Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man For Sex Crimes Involving Five Juveniles COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Charles Michael Folse, II, 32, of Covington, Thursday (Oct. 17) on three counts of first degree aggravated rape of a victim under 13, six counts …
  • DA Warren Montgomery at Northshore Business Council Meeting

    DA Warren Montgomery at Northshore Business Council Meeting

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery thanked the Northshore Business Council Thursday during the group’s meeting in Madisonville for financing a study that has been evaluating the criminal justice system. As the guest speaker for the group’s membership meeting, Montgomery said the study by the Metropolitan Crime Commission, has been invaluable in helping his administration assess the …

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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