June is
National Safety Awareness Month

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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

A New Face in the St. Tammany D.A.’s Office


News

  • St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury unanimously found Rigoberto Ventura, 57, guilty Wednesday (June 24) of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy, from age 5 to about 10, on multiple occasions and sexual battery for molesting a girl, then 7 or 8. Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, faces a mandatory life sentence on the aggravated …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery recently attended the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference, held at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.  The annual conference is sponsored by St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). It featured as speakers national and regional experts on the issue of elder abuse, including Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew of …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Wednesday (June 24) at Beau Chêne Country Club.  The event was sponsored by Humana.
  • Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    COVINGTON—A 35-year-old office manager who embezzled about $135,000 from a Covington medical clinic was ordered Monday (June 22) by District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux to repay the stolen money or face up to 10 years in prison. Badeaux gave the defendant, Shantel Judah, of Slidell, five years to pay $123,000, and the remaining $12,000 will …
  • Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    COVINGTON— Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua D. Liner, of Pearl River, was sentenced Monday (June 22) to 30 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Liner, who had been convicted of sexual battery June 4 by a St. Tammany Parish jury. The incident first came to light when the victim told her mother …