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Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Sexual Battery on 5-Year-Old Girl

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July 15, 2019

Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Sexual Battery on 5-Year-Old Girl

 

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Frederick C. Mangrum, 61, of Bogalusa, guilty Thursday (July 11) of sexual battery of a victim under 13. Mangrum faces 25 to 99 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 18 by District Judge William Burris.

Mangrum was found guilty of committing sexual battery on a 5-year-old girl in 2016. The defendant removed all the child’s clothes and then touched her inappropriately. The Bogalusa Police Department investigated the case with assistance from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Children’s Advocacy Center in Belton, Texas, and McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Assistant District Attorneys Iain A. Dover and Holly McGinness prosecuted the case.

DCFS Offers Help to Get Non-Custodial Parents ‘On the Road Again’ with Child Support Payments

License reinstatement project in its second year – Download Flyer Here

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will celebrate Child Support Awareness Month in August with another opportunity for non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments to get their driver’s licenses reinstated for a reduced amount.

The “On the Road Again” project, now in its second year, will begin Aug. 1 and run through Sept. 30. DCFS is raising awareness about the project now, before its launch date, so that child support payors can budget and plan to participate. The project is open to non-custodial parents whose licenses DCFS has administratively suspended.

DCFS collected $193,882.30 in past-due child support during the inaugural, 6-week “Back on the Road” project in 2018, giving 249 families needed support and providing an opportunity for 195 payors of child support to get their licenses reinstated.

The Department is lengthening the project time this year to give payors more time to save up the necessary funds to participate and provide their children the support they need.

Typically, a payor who has fallen behind in their child support payments, and had their license suspended as a result, must come into subsequent or partial compliance with their court-ordered support payments before the license may be reinstated. Subsequent compliance requires the payor to be up-to-date with current child support payments; have paid all past-due child support or be making periodic payments in accordance with either a court order or a written agreement with the DCFS analyst; and have provided health insurance, if required to do so.

With the “On the Road Again” project, DCFS Child Support Enforcement (CSE) is offering to reduce those requirements for eligible payors who seek to participate on or before Sept. 30, 2019. Under the limited-time program, payors can begin the license reinstatement process by paying, on each case:

  • Two months of their court-ordered child support,
  • $100 toward arrears or past-due support, and
  • Administrative fee, if court ordered.

This payment does not include any reinstatement fees or fines that may be required by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV).

Interested payors can request an appointment or speak to their caseworker by:

  • Going online to www.dcfs.la.gov/cafe and sending their caseworker a direct message (If you do not have an online Cafe account, you may create one); OR
  • Contacting CSE by email at OntheRoad.DCFS@la.gov; OR
  • Contacting the DCFS Customer Service Center at LAHelpU.DCFS@la.gov or 1-888-524-3578, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; OR
  • Visiting the nearest CSE office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A list of CSE offices throughout the state can be found at www.dcfs.la.gov/offices.

Payors are encouraged to make an appointment with their caseworker to determine the exact amount needed for a cashier’s check or money order to qualify. After making the full payment required, the payor will be given the necessary paperwork to take to their nearest OMV office to have their license reinstated.

For more information about the “On the Road Again” project, visit www.dcfs.la.gov/ontheroadagain.

For more information about DCFS Child Support services, visit www.dcfs.la.gov/CSE.

 

 

 

 

Franklinton Man Gets 25 Years In Prison For Molesting Teen Boys

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July 10, 2019

Franklinton Man Gets 25 Years In Prison For Molesting Teen Boys

FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jonathan Young, 36, of Franklinton, was sentenced Monday (July 8) to serve 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for molestation and other inappropriate behavior with three juveniles over a period of at least four years.

Young pleaded guilty in March to molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile, sexual battery, and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced him to 25 years in prison on the molestation charge, seven years for indecent behavior, 10 years for sexual battery, and two years for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

Young faces similar outstanding charges in Mississippi.

The Washington Parish case was investigated by Detective Demi Rice of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair. Family members of the victims said they were pleased with the outcome of the case.

Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Drug Charges

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July 2, 2018

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Damon Jamel Landor, 40, of Slidell, guilty as charged Friday (June 28) of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of amphetamine.

District Judge Raymond Childress, who presided over the one-day trial, also found Landor guilty as charged of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Landor’s sentencing is set for July 11. The District Attorney’s Office plans to pursue sentencing for Landor as a multiple offender, and he faces up to 10 years in prison due to prior convictions.

Landor was pulled over on March 10, 2018, by a Slidell Police Department officer, who saw him make two turns without using a signal. The officer smelled marijuana, searched the vehicle, and found a canister in a hidden compartment in the trunk.  The illegal drugs were hidden in the canister.

Landor has the following prior convictions: distribution of cocaine, distribution of imitation/fraudulent controlled dangerous substance, and possession of cocaine, all in 1998; and misdemeanor battery of a police officer in 2014 and 2018. He also was on federal parole for a conspiracy to distribute cocaine conviction in 2004 but is now facing revocation.

Assistant District Attorney Blake Peters prosecuted the case.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery of the 22nd JDC sits down with Jeff Crouere on his WLAE “Ringside: Politics with a Punch!” Show

District Attorney Warren Montgomery of the 22nd JDC sits down with Jeff Crouere on his WLAE “Ringside:  Politics with a Punch!” Show.  He discusses his Fresh Start Program which helps those who qualify but cannot afford to get their records expunged, receive an expungment on one morning — this year in September.  “Many, many people don’t have the time and money, they just give up.”  “You don’t have the money because you don’t have a job but you can’t get a job because you have a criminal record…it’s a Catch 22.”

Jeff also asks Mr. Montgomery about the Northshore’s “St Slammany” reputation and his take on the new unanimous jury law for felony cases. Mr. Montgomery says that his job [and that of his ADAs] are as “ministers of justice”– to reduce crime and seek justice. He also let us know that, the population [in the 22nd JDC] is growing but the crime rate is not.

District Attorney Warren Montgomery with John “Spud” McConnell on WLAE’s “The Spudcast”

District Attorney Warren Montgomery had the pleasure of chatting with John “Spud” McConnell on WLAE’s “The Spudcast”.  Tune in as the D.A. talks about his Office gaining trust and confidence in the Office. He also explains the Expungement process and announces his Fresh Start Program which helps those who qualify, get their record cleared (expunged) at a great monetary discount and in one morning in September 2019. Mr. Montgomery states, “Studies tell us that people who have gone through getting their records expunged are more likely to get jobs and people who get jobs are less like to commit crimes.”

Franklinton Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Manslaughter in 2016 Shooting

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June 25, 2019

FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Demario G. Warren, 33, of Franklinton, was sentenced on Wednesday (June 19) to life in prison for manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. A Washington Parish jury found Warren guilty of the crimes on April 3rd.

On May 31st, 2016, Warren had shot the victim, 33 year old Kiniaki Williams of Franklinton, at a residence over a money dispute. The Franklinton Police Department responded to the shooting where two witnesses to the shooting were present. They informed police that Warren had fled the scene in his girlfriend’s vehicle after he was unable to find William’s money. Warren had also threatened to kill them if they attempted to contact the police. Williams was alive but unresponsive when authorities arrived on the scene. He later died from a gunshot wound to his upper extremities. Warren was found and arrested by the Franklinton Police two hours after the shooting occurred.

After being found guilty on April 3rd of manslaughter and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, a statement by the fiancé of the victim was read to the court. “Not only did you take my soul mate, you took my heart as well.”  Judge William Burris sentenced the defendant as a multiple offender to life imprisonment for manslaughter and 10 years in prison for aggravated assault with a firearm, concurrent with the life sentence.

Pearl River Man Found Guilty of Attempted Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

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June 25, 2019

PEARL RIVER- District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Scott McCoy, 45, of Pearl River, guilty Wednesday (June 19th) of attempted indecent behavior with juveniles. McCoy faces up to three and a half years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender. Assistant District Attorney William Macke prosecuted the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Holly McGinness.

McCoy had chaperoned an event in June of 2017 where he provided alcohol to juveniles. Following a complaint to law enforcement, detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into sexual abuse that was reported to have been committed by McCoy at his home.  The investigation concluded to McCoy’s arrest on August 18th, 2017. Sentencing is set for July 1st.