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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

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News

  • Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    FRANKLINTON—Glenn Guyn, 49, of Mount Hermon, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 7) as a multiple offender to 40 years in prison for operating a methamphetamine lab in his home. A Washington Parish jury found Guyn guilty of the crime on Oct. 13. The Washington Parish Drug Task Force was working in the Mount Hermon area on …
  • Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, guilty of theft over $1,500 and malfeasance in office Thursday (Feb. 4) for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town. Dawson faces up to 10 years in prison on the theft charge and up to five …
  • Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

    Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

      FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Kaunda Lopaz Magee, 40, guilty late Wednesday (Feb. 3) of several crimes he committed in 2011, when he broke into a home in Pine, raped the male occupant, and shot at police during a getaway that sparked a three-week, two-state manhunt. Magee faces an automatic sentence of life in …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terral W. Brand, Jr., 33, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 3) of the attempted aggravated rape of a girl who was 5 years old at the time. Brand faces 10 to 50 years in prison when District Judge Allison H. Penzato sentences him on Feb. 22. The crime dates …
  • Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    COVINGTON—Keith A. Cangiamilla, 51, of Mandeville, pled guilty Tuesday (Jan. 26) to one count of obscenity for driving naked and exposing himself during an incident last summer along the Mandeville lakefront. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Cangiamilla to three years in prison, which she suspended if he successfully completes five years of probation and pays …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

    Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

      FRANKLINTON—David C. Allen, 46, of Bogalusa, was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges for his role in the stabbing death of a Bogalusa man and the throat slashing of another during a robbery for illicit drugs. Allen’s nephew, Christian “Chase” Henry, 20, also of Bogalusa, …