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

  • Bogalusa Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Sexual Battery of A 5-Year-Old Girl

    Bogalusa Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Sexual Battery of A 5-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2019 Bogalusa Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Sexual Battery of A 5-Year-Old Girl FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Frederick C. Mangrum, 61, of Bogalusa, was sentenced Wednesday (Sept. 18) by District Judge William Burris to 40 years in prison for sexual battery of a victim under 13. …
  • Mt. Hermon Woman Gets 20 Years In Prison For Forgery

    Mt. Hermon Woman Gets 20 Years In Prison For Forgery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2019 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Stephanie D. Wilson, 55, of Mt. Hermon, was sentenced Wednesday (Sept. 18) by District Judge William Burris as an habitual offender to 20 years in prison for forgery. Burris found Wilson guilty as charged after she rejected a one-year plea offer. Wilson has …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery presents to the 22nd JDC Family Court’s Bar Association CLE.

    D.A. Warren Montgomery presents to the 22nd JDC Family Court’s Bar Association CLE.

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was pleased for his Office to be among the presenters at the 22nd JDC Family Court’s Bar Association CLE.  Mr. Montgomery and his Team, led by Assistant District Roy Burns, III, a domestic violence prosecutor, and Assistant District Attorney Tammy Keaton, who heads our Non-Support Division. Among the many positive statistics, …

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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