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

  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man on Charges of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man on Charges of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Shawn A. Doucette, 33, of Slidell, Tuesday (Nov. 13) with two counts of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Doucette is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on at least two occasions between Oct. …
  • Grand Jury Re-Indicts Slidell Man In Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    Grand Jury Re-Indicts Slidell Man In Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury re-indicted Jamie D. Cooper, 34, of Slidell, Tuesday (Nov. 13) with second degree murder in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. The new, superseding indictment added a charge …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two With Racketeering In Auto Parts Theft Operation

    Grand Jury Indicts Two With Racketeering In Auto Parts Theft Operation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2018 Grand Jury Indicts Two With Racketeering In Auto Parts Theft Operation COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury charged Dustin Ray Hughes, 32, of Angie, and Sharon D. Snelgrove, 38, of Carriere, Miss., with racketeering and multiple theft …

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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