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

  • Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Latimore C. Thompson, 31, of Bogalusa, guilty Wednesday (May 23) of domestic abuse aggravated assault. District Judge William Knight also found Thompson guilty on a separate charge of domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor that can be tried only …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Charles Joseph Mixon, 43, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2016 shooting death of a woman whose body was burned beyond recognition. Keri G. Stewart, 43, of Bogalusa, Mixon’s girlfriend at the time, also pleaded guilty to …
  • Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Donald R. Stone, 64, of Bogalusa pleaded guilty Monday (May 21) to the second degree rape of a victim under 13. District Judge William Knight sentenced Stone to 30 years in prison. Between Jan. 1 and April 26 in 2016, Stone raped a …

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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