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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 Statment

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

Victims Rights Week Ceremony

News

  • Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A 23-year-old Mandeville man is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 1 for raping a then 18-year-old woman last year after she became intoxicated in his home. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terry J. Ducote guilty Thursday (July 14) of simple rape by intoxicating agent. Ducote faces up to …
  • Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Michael G. Smith, Jr., 24, of Slidell, to 60 years in prison Tuesday (July 19) for shooting to death the son of his father’s girlfriend. District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux issued the sentence after Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery with …
  • Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, to a mandatory life sentence Thursday (July 7) for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009. Rodriguez had been found guilty of first degree murder in May, after a weeklong trial …
  • ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Parish President Pat Brister and other public officials this week at a town hall meeting, where plans were unveiled for the parish’s Safe Haven campus in Mandeville. Safe Haven, which will be housed on the grounds of the old Southeast Hospital, will provide comprehensive mental health care services for the …
  • Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Alvin Davis, 56, of Slidell, guilty Thursday (June 23) of raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. Davis, a candidate for sentencing under the state’s habitual offender law, may face a mandatory life sentence at a hearing …