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

  • Ex-Con Gets 20 Years for Possessing Gun and Drugs and Fleeing Police   

    Ex-Con Gets 20 Years for Possessing Gun and Drugs and Fleeing Police  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael Richardson, 34, of Covington, pleaded guilty Monday (May 14) to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana (third offense), and resisting an officer during an incident last year. District Judge Martin Coady …
  • Ex-Boyfriend Found Guilty of Murder and Kidnapping in Pearl River Woman’s Death

    Ex-Boyfriend Found Guilty of Murder and Kidnapping in Pearl River Woman’s Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Jonathan D. Talley, 37, of Bogalusa, guilty as charged Friday (May 11) of second degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend, the mother of his child, in Pearl River nearly two years ago. Talley also …
  • Covington Man Found Guilty of Robbing Mandeville Discount Store

    Covington Man Found Guilty of Robbing Mandeville Discount Store

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael E. Mitchell, 36, of Covington, was sentenced Thursday (May 10) to three years in prison for robbing a discount store in Mandeville last year. Mitchell, who was convicted of first degree robbery on April 23, was sentenced by District Judge Reginald T. …

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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