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

  • Covington Woman Gets Life In Prison For Raping Child Over Several Years

    Covington Woman Gets Life In Prison For Raping Child Over Several Years

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2019 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Sandra E. Gaines, 39, of Covington, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday (May 15) for repeatedly raping a child under age 13 with another adult over several years. District Judge William J. Burris issued the life sentence for each of …
  • Slidell Man Gets 175 Years in Prison for Aggravated Crime Against Nature and Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Gets 175 Years in Prison for Aggravated Crime Against Nature and Child Pornography

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3rd, 2019 Slidell Man Gets 175 Years in Prison for Aggravated Crime Against Nature and Child Pornography COVINGTON – District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that David Allen Hammond Jr., 40, of Slidell, was sentenced Friday (May 3) to a total of 175 years in prison for 19 counts of production of …
  • Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession

    Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2019 Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Possession COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Mark H. Anglin, Jr., 34, of Mandeville, pleaded guilty Tuesday (April 30) to possession of heroin. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Anglin as a multiple offender to 30 years in prison. Anglin’s prior felony convictions include …

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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