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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In Partnership with Bogalusa City Schools, our Office is recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year. If you live in the Bogalusa area and want to make an impact on young lives through the Teach One to Lead One Program please read more about this Program and register here:
http://damontgomery.org/teach-one-to-lead-one-landing-page

News

  • Slidell Man Gets 30 Years In Prison For Death of Mandeville Teen Who Smoked Mojo

    Slidell Man Gets 30 Years In Prison For Death of Mandeville Teen Who Smoked Mojo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Jamie D. Cooper, 35, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Friday (Jan. 4) to negligent homicide and distribution of synthetic marijuana for providing the drugs that led to the death of a Mandeville teenager in 2016. Cooper was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The crime came to …
  • Former Mandeville Police Officer Found Guilty of Shoplifting

    Former Mandeville Police Officer Found Guilty of Shoplifting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 20, 2018 Former Mandeville Police Officer Found Guilty of Shoplifting COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Johnnie A. Sanders, 43, a former Mandeville Police Department officer, was found guilty Tuesday (December 19) of theft for shoplifting from a hardware store.  District Judge Scott Gardner, who presided over the misdemeanor trial, sentenced …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man In Separate Rapes of Two Juvenile Girls

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man In Separate Rapes of Two Juvenile Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted James Bishop, 67, of Slidell, Wednesday (Dec. 12) of two counts of aggravated rape of a victim under 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile, and production of pornography involving juveniles. Bishop is accused 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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