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 Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted two men—Oren Bowens, 39, of Slidell, and Warren Brown, 26, of Pearl River—with second degree murder Thursday (May 17) in the case of a 23-year-old woman who died after ingesting heroin. Bowens is also charged with …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Harold A. Butler, Jr., 45, of Jefferson Parish, with aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and the molestation of a juvenile under his care or custody in incidents involving two victims. Butler is accused of …
  • District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

    District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (May 18) that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April last year. The men—Bailey Koon, 18, of Franklinton; Dakota Tetreau, 20, of …

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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