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

  • Man Gets 18 Years in Prison for Killing Pregnant Girlfriend in Car Crash

    Man Gets 18 Years in Prison for Killing Pregnant Girlfriend in Car Crash

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Matthew Oneal, Sr., 26, of Picayune, Miss., was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday (June 20) for vehicular homicide and third degree feticide in the deaths of his girlfriend and their unborn child in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 59 in Pearl …
  • Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Margaret Stockstill, 33, of Franklinton, guilty of second degree murder in the death of her best friend’s fiancé.  Stockstill faces a mandatory life sentence when she appears before District Judge Peter J. Garcia for sentencing Aug. 16. …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Corey Michael Nauck, 25, of Folsom, Thursday (June 14) of first degree murder in the death of his seven-month-old son. Nauck is accused of beating the infant, who had been left in his care at the …

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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