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  • Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Margaret Stockstill, 33, of Franklinton, guilty of second degree murder in the death of her best friend’s fiancé.  Stockstill faces a mandatory life sentence when she appears before District Judge Peter J. Garcia for sentencing Aug. 16. …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Corey Michael Nauck, 25, of Folsom, Thursday (June 14) of first degree murder in the death of his seven-month-old son. Nauck is accused of beating the infant, who had been left in his care at the …
  • Five People Indicted in February Murders of Two Pearl River Friends

    Five People Indicted in February Murders of Two Pearl River Friends

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted four people Thursday (June 14) in the kidnapping and murders of two Pearl River residents in February and another person with assisting after the fact. The defendants and their charges are: • Jason David Landry, 18, …
  • Mandeville Man Is Found Guilty of Domestic Abuse Battery

    Mandeville Man Is Found Guilty of Domestic Abuse Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Vincent Pierce, 39, of Mandeville, was convicted Monday of domestic abuse battery for attacking a woman in 2015. District Judge Scott Gardner, who issued the ruling, sentenced Pierce to six months in jail with all but one month suspended for the misdemeanor conviction. …
  • Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Latimore C. Thompson, 31, of Bogalusa, guilty Wednesday (May 23) of domestic abuse aggravated assault. District Judge William Knight also found Thompson guilty on a separate charge of domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor that can be tried only …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Charles Joseph Mixon, 43, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2016 shooting death of a woman whose body was burned beyond recognition. Keri G. Stewart, 43, of Bogalusa, Mixon’s girlfriend at the time, also pleaded guilty to …
  • Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Donald R. Stone, 64, of Bogalusa pleaded guilty Monday (May 21) to the second degree rape of a victim under 13. District Judge William Knight sentenced Stone to 30 years in prison. Between Jan. 1 and April 26 in 2016, Stone raped a …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted two men—Oren Bowens, 39, of Slidell, and Warren Brown, 26, of Pearl River—with second degree murder Thursday (May 17) in the case of a 23-year-old woman who died after ingesting heroin. Bowens is also charged with …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Harold A. Butler, Jr., 45, of Jefferson Parish, with aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and the molestation of a juvenile under his care or custody in incidents involving two victims. Butler is accused of …
  • District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

    District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (May 18) that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April last year. The men—Bailey Koon, 18, of Franklinton; Dakota Tetreau, 20, of …
  • 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. …
  • DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety

    DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety

    DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety.  Click this link to read the letter. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_dc84c1ea-48b5-11e8-afb3-efefbb58c0a8.html
  • Sixteen People Charged With Racketeering In Counterfeit Check Scheme

    Sixteen People Charged With Racketeering In Counterfeit Check Scheme

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery hosted a press conference Friday (April 27) at 10:30 a.m. to announce the indictment of 16 suspects, charged with racketeering and 89 counts of bank fraud for an alleged check counterfeiting operation. The indictments, returned April 19, were the result of a yearlong investigation by …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery releases Income & Expenses Analysis for his Office

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery releases Income & Expenses Analysis for his Office

    Shared here by the District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office are the Income & Expenses Analysis pie charts for the years 2015-2018. 2015 Pie 2016 PIe 2017 Pie 2018 Pie
  • D.A. Montgomery – Special Guest at N.S. Legal Secretaries Association

    D.A. Montgomery – Special Guest at N.S. Legal Secretaries Association

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was honored to be the special guest last night at the meeting of the Northshore Legal Secretaries Association.
  • Metairie Woman Pleads Guilty to DWI

    Metairie Woman Pleads Guilty to DWI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Olivia Matte, 27, of Metairie, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (first offense) and improper lane usage Tuesday (April 24), after District Judge William Knight rejected her attempts to delay the case. Knight sentenced Matte to a suspended six-month jail sentence, enrollment in …
  • Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Cindy T. White, 41, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (April 18) of theft of identity over $1,000 for stealing another woman’s identity via social media. White faces up to 10 years when she is sentenced by District Judge …
  • Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Herman A. Thomas, 44, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (April 16) to one count of aggravated arson and eight counts of simple arson for igniting a series of fires in Bogalusa over two years. District Judge William “Rusty” Knight sentenced Thomas to six …
  • Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 FRANKLINTON—Victims of crime, their supporters, service providers, public officials, and other community members joined District Attorney Warren Montgomery for a ceremony that his office hosted Thursday (April 12) in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). The event, held at the Washington Parish courthouse, opened outside with …
  • Covington Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Rape and Child Pornography Possession

    Covington Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Rape and Child Pornography Possession

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jackson Richard Miller, 50, of Covington, pleaded guilty Thursday (April 12) to forcible rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13, obstruction of justice, and 164 counts of possession of child pornography. District Judge August J. Hand sentenced Miller to a total of …
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Powerful Event in Washington Parish

    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Powerful Event in Washington Parish

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery wishes to thank all who participated in the ceremony his office hosted yesterday at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). It was a poignant event and powerful reminder that the victims and survivors of crime are why we do what we …
  • STPPS 2018-2019 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

    STPPS 2018-2019 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

    Three teachers and three principals have been selected as the 2018-2019 St. Tammany Parish Public School System Teachers and Principals of the Year. Named as 2018-2019 District Teachers of the Year are Malinda Meyer, Folsom Elementary in the Elementary Division; Lauren Bethancourt, Boyet Junior High in the Middle/Junior High Division; and Dr. Todd Tarifa, Northshore …
  • National Crime Victims Rights’ Week – At the Justice Center

    National Crime Victims Rights’ Week – At the Justice Center

    Thanks to the organizations that set up stations at the Justice Center in Covington this week as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14) to provide information about their services. The service providers included Safe Harbor, Children’s Advocacy Center-Hope House, and Metropolitan Center for Women and Children.  
  • Folsom Man Gets Life in Prison for Rape of 11-Year-Old

    Folsom Man Gets Life in Prison for Rape of 11-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Victor Galan, 38, of Folsom, was found guilty Thursday (April 5) of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl.  Galan requested a trial without a jury before District Judge August J. Hand, who rendered the guilty verdict and sentenced Galan to mandatory life in …
  • Domestic homicide spike spurs St. Tammany Parish group

    Domestic homicide spike spurs St. Tammany Parish group

    Domestic violence is on the rise.  Last year was a violent one in St. Tammany Parish, with a record number of homicides. Authorities say many of those killings stemmed from domestic violence. Now, in an effort to reduce the number of domestic violence and sexual assault cases, several St. Tammany Parish law enforcement agencies are meeting to coordinate …
  • Covington Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

    Covington Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Gregory Allen Schwaner, 51, of Covington, guilty Wednesday (March 28) of two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile. The jury of nine men and three women deliberated about two hours before returning the guilty verdict to …
  • Slidell Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    Slidell Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jose David Raibstein, 61, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (March 26) to forcible rape of a 12-year-old girl.  District Judge August Hand sentenced Raibstein to 40 years in prison. The victim was visiting Raibstein’s home in May 2013, when he raped her during …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Kill Wife

    Bogalusa Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Kill Wife

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Hortman, 52, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Tuesday (March 27) to attempted second degree murder. District Judge William J. Knight sentenced him to 10 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The crime occurred Sept. 29, …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Tennessee Man In Accident That Killed Motorist

    Grand Jury Indicts Tennessee Man In Accident That Killed Motorist

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Curtis Osko, 31, of Indian Mound, Tennessee, Thursday (March 22) with careless operation of a vehicle, which resulted in a crash that killed a driver last year. The accident occurred on April 19, 2017, when Osko …
  • Lacombe Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder in Beating Death of His Father

    Lacombe Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder in Beating Death of His Father

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Casey Emile Melerine, 27, of Lacombe, Thursday (March 22) on a charge of second degree murder in the death of his father in Lacombe last year. Melerine is accused in the beating death of his father, …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man for First Degree Rape

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man for First Degree Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Anwar Damine Ruffin, 40, of Hammond Thursday (March 22) of first degree rape and sexual battery of a victim under 13. Ruffin is accused of raping and committing sexual battery upon an 11-year-old girl in early …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Mandeville Man In Death of His Estranged Wife

    Grand Jury Indicts Mandeville Man In Death of His Estranged Wife

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted George David Dargis, Jr., 39, of Mandeville, Thursday (March 22) of second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife and several other charges related to an alleged crime spree afterward. Dargis is accused of …
  • Jury Finds Ponchatoula Woman Guilty in 5th DWI

    Jury Finds Ponchatoula Woman Guilty in 5th DWI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018  COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Hollie Ramirez-Power, 37, of Ponchatoula, guilty Wednesday (March 21) of driving while intoxicated—4th or subsequent offense, which is a felony.  Ramirez-Power is set to be sentenced by District Judge William Burris on March 29, and she faces …
  • LA Supreme Court grants oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case vs St. Tammany Parish

    LA Supreme Court grants oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case vs St. Tammany Parish

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has granted oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case against St. Tammany Parish government, regarding civil representation of the parish.  Oral arguments have been set for April 30th at 2:00 PM. Click below to read the four briefs that have been filed in the case. District Attorney’s Original Brief to …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Announces Interagency Domestic Violence Team

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Announces Interagency Domestic Violence Team

    March 21, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office is leading an effort to form an interagency team of law enforcement officers, probation and parole officials, and service providers to coordinate and improve their response to domestic violence and sexual assault cases in St. Tammany Parish. The group, which will be called the …
  • D.A. Comments on article from the Denver Post regarding legalization of marijuana.

    D.A. Comments on article from the Denver Post regarding legalization of marijuana.

    I found this article interesting and is one of the reasons I oppose legalization of marijuana at this time.
  • Our Office Would Like to Acknowledge and Congratulate St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

    Our Office Would Like to Acknowledge and Congratulate St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

    March 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications 985.898.3244/ Meredith.Mendez@stpsb.org Stpps recognized for excellence in school safety and prevention   Crimestoppers has recognized St. Tammany Parish Public Schools for its diligence in student safety with their Excellence in School Safety and Prevention Award. STPPS and Superintendent Trey Folse were honored Thursday …
  • Mississippi Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl

    Mississippi Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lloyd Joseph Weysham, 62, of Kiln, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday (March 14) to sexual battery of a victim under 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Weysham to 50 years in prison. The victim, an 8-year-old girl, had been left in Weysham’s care in …
  • DA Montgomery appeared on the Lake 3.15.18

    DA Montgomery appeared on the Lake 3.15.18

    Please listen to DA Montgomery on the Lake 3.15.18. He talks about a pair of bills being advanced by local lawmakers that he said are needed. He also discussed local schools and the issue of school violence. Click on the audio file below. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/da-warren.mp3
  • Folsom Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of 4-Year-Old

    Folsom Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of 4-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Scott A. Barr, 28, formerly of Folsom, guilty Friday (March 9) of two counts of sexual battery. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count when he is sentenced by District Judge Scott Gardner. …
  • D. A. Montgomery’s Letter to the Editor of New Orleans Advocate – Sending St. Tammany deputy case to attorney general prudent, fair

    D. A. Montgomery’s Letter to the Editor of New Orleans Advocate – Sending St. Tammany deputy case to attorney general prudent, fair

    I am writing in response to James Gill’s column concerning alleged criminal acts by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. At the outset, I want to communicate my appreciation, respect, and thanks to The Advocate and WWL-TV for bringing these allegations to my attention. No one is above the law, and everyone is …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 9-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 9-Year-Old

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Kendrick L. Baker, 27, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Baker is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl in February 2017.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 12-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 12-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Louis J. Crawford, III, 29, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Crawford is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in July 2017.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Franklinton Man for Rape of 8-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Franklinton Man for Rape of 8-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Andrew Fonz Hunt, 41, of Franklinton, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and molestation of a juvenile. Hunt is accused of molesting and then raping a girl from the time …
  • Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery

    Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Amos A. Beliew, 36, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 26) to two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Beliew to 10 years on each count, and the …
  • Franklinton Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping 14-year-old Girl

    Franklinton Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping 14-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Fox, 53, of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 26) to second degree rape for raping a 14-year-old girl. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Fox to 20 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Fox had been doing handyman …
  • Pontchatoula Man Gets 99 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    Pontchatoula Man Gets 99 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2018 COVINGTON — District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Ross Patrick Bernard, Sr., 41, of Ponchatoula, interrupted the second day of his trial Tuesday (Feb. 27) by pleading guilty to two counts of forcible rape, seven counts of sexual battery, and one count of failure to make required notification as a sex …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man in Death of Lacombe Woman

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man in Death of Lacombe Woman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Leslie Davis, Jr., on charges of manslaughter, obstruction of justice, and accessory after the fact in the death of a Lacombe woman last year. Davis, 56, of Slidell, is accused in the death of Krystle L. …
  • Former Teacher/Scout Leader Gets 55 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Children

    Former Teacher/Scout Leader Gets 55 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Children

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, a former teacher, church and scout leader, was sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Before the …
  • Mandeville Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Forcible Rape of Two Juveniles

    Mandeville Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Forcible Rape of Two Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that David Joseph Murray, 50, of Mandeville, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 20) to two counts of forcible rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Murray to 40 years each on the rape counts and 20 years on …
  • Man Who Robbed Slidell Restaurant Pleads Guilty and Gets 35 Years in Prison

    Man Who Robbed Slidell Restaurant Pleads Guilty and Gets 35 Years in Prison

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael Troy Donato, 26, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 20) to two counts of attempted first degree murder, four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. District Judge Martin Coady …
  • Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Todd Bennett, 30, of Folsom, guilty Friday (Feb. 9) of attempted molestation of a juvenile and aggravated incest of a victim under 13. He faces 25 to 99 years in prison when he is sentenced March 27 …
  • Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Stanton Guillory, 23, an inmate at the St. Tammany Parish jail, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 7) of three counts of obscenity.  Guillory is scheduled for sentencing by District Judge Raymond Childress on Feb. 22. At the time that …
  • Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a ST. TAMMANY jury found Christopher Wayne Mullen, 44 years of age, from the town of Lacombe guilty of one count of Aggravated Rape and guilty of one count of Molestation of a Juvenile. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced …
  • Grand Jury Indicts 20-Year-old Man for Manslaughter

    Grand Jury Indicts 20-Year-old Man for Manslaughter

    Jan. 16, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Frank William Beckendorf, III, 20, of Slidell, Thursday (Jan. 11) of manslaughter in the shooting death of a man last September. Beckendorf  is charged with shooting to death Brett O. McCraney at an apartment complex in Slidell on Sept. 24 last year.
  • Covington Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder

    Covington Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder

    Jan. 16, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Cesar Roy Ronald Rivas Castillo, 38, of Covington, Thursday (Jan. 11) of second degree murder in the death of  a man found in a vehicle on Airport Road north of Covington last September. Castillo is charged with shooting to death Felipe Arnoldo Rodriguez Saucedo, who …
  • Thursday 1/18  – The D.A.’s Office will not open until 11 AM on this date due to inclement weather

    Thursday 1/18 – The D.A.’s Office will not open until 11 AM on this date due to inclement weather

  • NOTICE — NOTICE D.A. OFFICE CLOSING – Tuesday 1/16 at 3:30 PM to Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 AM due to inclement weather.

    NOTICE — NOTICE D.A. OFFICE CLOSING – Tuesday 1/16 at 3:30 PM to Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 AM due to inclement weather.

  • All D.A. Offices are Open Today – 1/16/18

    All D.A. Offices are Open Today – 1/16/18

  • Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    December 15, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, guilty of two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. The jury deliberated 58 minutes before returning the verdict to District Judge August. J. Hand. …
  • Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 12, 2017 Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Demetri Antonio James, 20, of Covington, guilty of second degree murder for shooting a man to death in a Covington motel last year. James faces a mandatory life sentence …
  • December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    The Office of the District Attorney, St. Tammany Parish will be open today, December 8th from 8AM-11:30AM.
  • Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

    Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 4, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Barton Fortune, 57, owner of a Mandeville snowball stand, pleaded guilty as charged Monday (Dec. 4) to paying four teenage girls money and drugs for sexual favors. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced him to a total of 15 years in prison. …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2017 D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements A new program implemented by District Attorney Warren Montgomery assisted nearly 100 men and women in getting a fresh start by clearing old arrests and convictions for relatively minor crimes from their criminal records. The Fresh Start …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery Of 4-year-old and Producing Child Porn

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery Of 4-year-old and Producing Child Porn

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 30, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William Harvey Watson, 24, of Slidell, pleaded guilty as charged Monday (Nov. 27) to all charges, including sexual battery of a victim under 13, as well as 250 counts of possession of child pornography and 27 counts of production of child pornography of …
  • Bogalusa Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery

    Bogalusa Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 29, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Dakeithan D. Matthews, 22, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Nov. 28) on charges of second degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm. Matthews is accused of shooting to death Jon Kelly Smith, of Lumberton, Mississippi, and using the …
  • Pearl River Man Indicted on Rape and Hundreds of Child Porn Charges;  His Wife Also Charged   

    Pearl River Man Indicted on Rape and Hundreds of Child Porn Charges; His Wife Also Charged  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted David Allen Hammond, Jr., 39, of Pearl River, Thursday (Nov. 16) on first degree rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13, oral sexual battery, 500 counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and 300 counts …
  • Franklinton Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Rape in Home Invasion

    Franklinton Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Rape in Home Invasion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 17, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Deonta Miller, 18, of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 14) to second degree rape, second degree kidnapping, and aggravated burglary in a home invasion last year in Franklinton. Miller, whose trial was set to begin Tuesday, was sentenced by District Judge William Knight …
  • Pearl River Man Convicted of Robbery for April Crime Spree

    Pearl River Man Convicted of Robbery for April Crime Spree

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Elliott W. Galloway, 43, of Pearl River, of two counts of first degree robbery and one count of attempted simple robbery for a crime spree he committed in April. Galloway, a multiple offender, faces 40 years to …
  • Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Girls

    Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Girls

    Nov. 9, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Adam Parenti, 44, of Mandeville, pleaded guilty Monday (Nov. 6) to one count of molestation of a juvenile and two related sex offenses. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Parenti to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. One of the victims was …
  • Former Memory Care Facility Cook Sentenced to 12 Years for Rape

    Former Memory Care Facility Cook Sentenced to 12 Years for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jerry Kan, 59, a former cook at a memory-care facility in Mandeville, was sentenced Wednesday (Nov. 8) to 12 years in prison for raping a woman who lived there. District Judge William Burris ordered that Kan serve the sentence for third-degree rape without …
  • Montgomery’s Team Takes First Place at “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser

    Montgomery’s Team Takes First Place at “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery teamed with The Shack restaurant, 1204 W. 21st Ave., Covington, for the annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser Sunday and walked away with the first place “Judges’ Choice” award. The award-winning dish, prepared by co-owner and chef Thomas LoPresti, was brisket machaca over creamy provolone polenta. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy …
  • Mandeville Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting Three Girls

    Mandeville Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting Three Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville was sentenced Monday (Nov. 6) to 30 years in prison for the sexual battery of a victim under 13 and 10 years each for two counts of molestation of a juvenile. The sentences are to be served at …
  • Slidell Man Gets Life in Prison for Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

    Slidell Man Gets Life in Prison for Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 3, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jack Conklin, 61, of Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday (Nov. 2) for the aggravated rape of a 6-year-old girl. District Judge August Hand also sentenced Conklin to 50 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of …
  • Mississippi Man Found Guilty in Slidell Burglary and Attack

    Mississippi Man Found Guilty in Slidell Burglary and Attack

    Oct. 30, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Brian Henry Pittman, 34, of Picayune, Miss., guilty last Wednesday (Oct. 25) of aggravated battery, attempted armed robbery, and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling for an incident two years ago. Pittman is set for sentencing before District Judge Richard …
  • Covington Man Sentenced To Six Years in Prison for Domestic Abuse

    Covington Man Sentenced To Six Years in Prison for Domestic Abuse

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Christopher P. Thomas, 23, of Covington, pleaded guilty last Wednesday (Oct. 25) to domestic abuse battery (third offense) and was sentenced to five years in prison. Thomas had been on probation for prior domestic abuse charges, but District Judge William Burris revoked his probation and sentenced …
  • Lacombe Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

    Lacombe Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Ronald Douglas Moore, Jr., 25, of Lacombe, on charges of first degree rape and aggravated burglary with battery. Moore is accused of entering a home on Monroe Street in Mandeville without authorization and raping a …
  • Grand Jury Charges Pearl River Man with Second Degree Murder

    Grand Jury Charges Pearl River Man with Second Degree Murder

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Joseph Adam Thibodeaux, III, 25, of Pearl River, on charges of second degree murder and domestic abuse aggravated assault with child endangerment. Thibodeaux is accused of killing Douglas James Evans, Jr., in an incident on …
  • Seventeen-Year-Old Indicted In Stepfather’s Murder

    Seventeen-Year-Old Indicted In Stepfather’s Murder

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Daniel T. Hamilton, 17, of Ragley, La., with second degree murder in the death of his stepfather. Hamilton is accused of killing James K. Hamilton between March 4, 2016, and March 7, 2016, in the …
  • Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Malfeasance

    Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Malfeasance

    Oct. 27, 2017 District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announce the indictment and arrest Thursday (Oct. 26) of a former Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigator charged with malfeasance in office. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jordan Anthony Hollenbeck, 33, of Slidell, an investigator assigned to the narcotics unit, on …
  • Former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Distributing Marijuana, Malfeasance

    Former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Distributing Marijuana, Malfeasance

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announce the indictment and arrest Thursday (Oct. 26) of a former Sheriff’s Office deputy, charged with distribution of marijuana and malfeasance in office. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Deputy Kenneth Szalajeski, 35, of Folsom, on two counts of distribution …
  • Domestic Violence Month 2017

    Domestic Violence Month 2017

  • Washington Parish Fair

    Washington Parish Fair

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery had the pleasure of meeting Washington Parish Fair Queen Kayla McGee  today  at the Washington Parish Fair.
  • THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, Monday October 9th 2017

    THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, Monday October 9th 2017

  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man in 2015 Murder

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man in 2015 Murder

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Odell Lotts, 31, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Sept. 26) of second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and five counts of possession with the intent to …
  • Clean Your Record on Fresh Start Day!

    Clean Your Record on Fresh Start Day!

    Please click on this link to access the D.A.’s Fresh Start Day Flyer. Expungement Flyer
  • Pearl River Man Indicted in Killing of Ex-Wife and Her Boyfriend

    Pearl River Man Indicted in Killing of Ex-Wife and Her Boyfriend

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21, 2017 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jason Matthew Magee, III, 37, of Pearl River, Thursday (Sept. 21) on two counts of first degree murder. Magee is accused of shooting his ex-wife, Jennifer W. Magee, and her boyfriend, Donald A. Gros, to death …
  • Slidell Man Found Guilty of Raping Girl, 6, and Producing Child Porn

    Slidell Man Found Guilty of Raping Girl, 6, and Producing Child Porn

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Jack Conklin, 61, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Sept. 15) of aggravated rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13, and production of pornography involving juveniles. Conklin faces mandatory life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2 …
  • Slidell Man Convicted of Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    Slidell Man Convicted of Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 13, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Latroy O. Simmons, 26, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Sept. 8) of molestation of a juvenile. He faces 25 to 99 years when sentenced Nov. 2 by District Judge Reginald Badeaux. Simmons was staying with the family of …
  • Franklinton Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl Gets Life Sentence

    Franklinton Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl Gets Life Sentence

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               Sept. 12, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lance Grandison, 32, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to mandatory life in …
  • Washington Parish Grand Jury Indicts Two Men on Rape Charges

    Washington Parish Grand Jury Indicts Two Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               August 31, 2017 FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish grand jury indicted two men Tuesday (Aug. 29) in separate rape cases. The defendants and their charges are as follows: Gary W. Mayfield, …
  • Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell

    Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         August 25, 2017 Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Lloyd Joseph Weysham, 61, of Kiln, Mississippi, Thursday (August 24) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Weysham is …
  • Jury Finds Memory-Care Facility’s Cook Guilty of Raping Resident

    Jury Finds Memory-Care Facility’s Cook Guilty of Raping Resident

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Aug. 11, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Jerry Kan, 59, a former cook at a memory-care facility in Mandeville, guilty Thursday (Aug. 10) of …
  • Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl

    Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Lance Grandison, 32, of Franklinton, guilty Aug. 10 of raping a 5-year-old girl about six years ago. Grandison faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man on Rape, Child Pornography

    Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man on Rape, Child Pornography

    Aug. 14, 2017                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jackson Richard Miller, 49, of Covington, Monday of 164 …
  • D.A. speaks at Expungement Clinic

    D.A. speaks at Expungement Clinic

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Sonjanita Jordan, President of the New Orleans Paralegal Association, were among those who participated in the “Know Your Rights” expungement clinic, sponsored by Louisiana United International and the NAACP on July 15 in Slidell. The paralegal association volunteered its legal services, and Mr. Montgomery was one of the speakers.
  • Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kyran Javon Vaughn, 20, of Slidell, was convicted Friday (July 21) of first degree robbery and obstruction of justice for stealing an iPad from a man at gunpoint last September. Vaughn, who …
  • Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Kendell Cagler, 36, of Lacombe, guilty last Thursday (July 20) of armed robbery and being a convicted felon with a firearm for stealing a car from a woman in 2015. Cagler, who has three prior drug convictions, is scheduled to be sentenced by …
  • Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Benson Andre, 58, former director of St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 4, was charged Thursday (July 20) with theft over $750 but less than $5,000 for the alleged misuse of district funds. The charges stem from an investigative report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, which found …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Anthony Dearmas, 25, of Slidell, with first degree murder Thursday (July 20) in the death of his 7-week-old son in May. The baby had been left in Dearmas’ care and was found to be unresponsive when police arrived at a Slidell home …
  • Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

    Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

      Join Us in Voting for the Tammany Trace! Fans of the Tammany Trace urged to support the rail-trail during a public voting period July 12-16; winner to be announced July 19. Click here for more information:  Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Nomination
  • DA Blood Drive for Steve Scalise

    DA Blood Drive for Steve Scalise

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery is sponsoring a blood drive for Congressman Steve Scalise. Thursday, July 27th from 11:30 – 3:30 701 N. Columbia Street – Covington Blood Center Bus – South Side Congressman Steve Scalise is now in fair condition after having undergone three surgeries requiring multiple transfusions and more surgeries are expected. Now is the …
  • D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    On June 15, 2017 D.A. Montgomery caught up with Rick Clasen of The Lake 94.7 to discuss the Domestic Violence Division of the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lavarion Savon Jefferson, 18, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for armed robbery with a firearm. Judge Pro Tempore Don Fendlason sentenced Jefferson on June 12 to 10 years …
  • Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William L. Leto, 38, of Bush, a former math teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, pleaded guilty Monday (June 19) to molestation of a juvenile by a teacher. District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr., sentenced Leto to five …
  • ADA talks about Elder abuse with Spud on WLAE TV

    ADA talks about Elder abuse with Spud on WLAE TV

    22nd Judicial District attorney Harold Bartholomew talks about elder abuse.
  • Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty After Weeklong Second-Degree Murder Trial

    Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty After Weeklong Second-Degree Murder Trial

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 COVINGTON—A Mandeville man abruptly ended his second degree murder trial Friday (June 9) by pleading guilty in the death of his ex-wife on her birthday in 2012. District Judge August J. Hand then sentenced the defendant, Calvin B. Jefferson, 46, to a mandatory sentence of life in prison. “The …
  • St. Tammany Grand Jury Returns Four Indictments

    St. Tammany Grand Jury Returns Four Indictments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (June 8) returned the following indictments: • Jake Mills, 20, of Mandeville, of second degree murder in the death of Vincent A. Cuccia on or about March 18, 2017. • Margaret Camaille Stockstill, 32, of …
  • Home of the Free

    Home of the Free

    Mr. Terrell’s shirt says it all: “Home of the Free. Because of the Brave.” At 97 years old, Mr. Terrell is walking history. He and his brother stormed Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion. They are St. Tammany Parish residents, remarkable men, American heroes.
  • Memorial Day Service

    Memorial Day Service

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery attended the Memorial Day service at the Justice Center in Covington. He is pictured here with Hailey Ogden, who is “Miss Poppy,” and Madelyn Ogden, “Little Miss Poppy” for Unit 16 of the American Legion Auxiliary. Hailey did a beautiful job singing the National Anthem, and both girls led the crowd …
  • D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented an outstanding achievement award to Franklinton Jr. High School student Jordan McKenzie. Each year, Mr. Montgomery recognizes students at junior high and high schools in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes for their excellence. The students are selected by school administrators for outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, and leadership.
  • Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville, guilty Wednesday (May 24) of sexual battery of a victim under 13 and two counts of molestation of a juvenile for incidents that occurred 10 to 20 years ago. Callahan faces from …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lanier D. Lively, 74, of Slidell, pleaded guilty last Tuesday (May 16) to 500 counts of child pornography involving juveniles under 13 years old. District Judge Raymond Childress scheduled Lively’s sentencing for July 3. The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the State Police …
  • Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   May 8, 2017                             COVINGTON—Timothy P. Duncan, 53, of Angie, a former member of …
  • Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    May 3, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jami D. Cooper, 33, of Bogalusa, with second degree murder Tuesday (May 2) in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man to the 17-year-old, who died …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 5-year-old Girl in Abita Springs   

    Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 5-year-old Girl in Abita Springs  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Larry W. Robinson, Jr., 46, of Houston, pleaded guilty Monday (April 24) to the forcible rape of a 5-year-old girl three years ago. As part of the plea agreement, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison without the benefit of parole and …
  • East Baton Rouge D.A. Reveals Results of LSU Study of “Nonviolent Convictions”

    East Baton Rouge D.A. Reveals Results of LSU Study of “Nonviolent Convictions”

    Please click on the links below to access these documents. To the Citizens of East Baton Rouge To the Citizens of East Baton Rouge
  • D.A. Montgomery Explains Stance on Criminal Justice Reform

    D.A. Montgomery Explains Stance on Criminal Justice Reform

     Please click on the below link to access this letter. LettertotheEditor-4.24.17
  • Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty of Distributing Narcotics

    Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty of Distributing Narcotics

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Henry James McMillan, 66, of Angie, guilty Thursday (April 20) of distribution of oxycodone during an undercover operation two years ago. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 8 by Pro Temp Judge Donald Fendlason. McMillan was arrested …
  • District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment

    District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment

    Please read this legislative report published by the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association. District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment
  • Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Larry Bickham, 60, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (April 17) to life in prison. Bickham, who had more than 10 prior felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions, was on probation in 2014, when he exposed his 17-month-old daughter to cocaine, which landed her …
  • New Veterans Court!

    New Veterans Court!

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined District Judge Raymond Childress, other court and parish officials, and veterans yesterday in announcing a new Veterans Court in St. Tammany Parish. Childress will preside over newest specialty court, which is aimed at helping offenders who are veterans with addiction or mental health issues get the help they need to …
  • Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jeremy M. Guild, 27, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday (March 20) to two counts of forcible rape for raping two girls, ages 5 and 7 at the time. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Guild to 40 years in prison and lifetime registration …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (March 16) indicted John Colvert Braxton, 35, and Charles Michael Morgan, 56, both of Slidell, on aggravated rape charges in separate cases. Braxton is accused of raping a child on many occasions, beginning in 2013, when she was 10 years old.  …
  • Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—Charles J. O’Neill, 38, of Slidell, has pleaded guilty to second degree rape. District Judge Martin E. Coady sentenced him to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and required O’Neill to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender. O’Neill invited the victim to his …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    DA Warren Montgomery stopped by for a wide ranging conversation about what his office has been up to. You can hear more in the interview below.  
  • D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    Volunteers from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office participated recently in a Career Day at Covington High School.  Assistant District Attorney Bruce Dearing spoke to students about his job as a prosecutor, and Communications Director Lisa Frazier Page discussed journalism. Page’s husband, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal, also talked about federal law enforcement.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted five people Friday (Feb. 17) with second degree murder and other charges related to a Slidell shoot-out that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man in January. The shooting occurred Jan. 8 when two parties …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announced the indictment and arrest of  two former Franco’s Athletic Club employees Friday (Feb. 17) on charges of racketeering, theft, identity theft, and money laundering in a scheme that bilked the Mandeville company of more than $1.7 million. …
  • Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Feb. 9, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that David Peek, 56, of Mount Hermon, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 7) to forcible rape, aggravated incest, and 27 counts of possession of child pornography with children under age 13. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced him to 35 years in prison on the forcible rape charge, 25 …
  • D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    Yesterday Afternoon (Feb. 8) was a beautiful day for a walk when District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Julie Agan, Executive Director of the Council On Aging St. Tammany (COAST), for the group’s “Getting Into the Grove With our Seniors on the Move” walk around the Justice Center in Covington.  The walk was in support of …
  • D.A.’s Bogalusa Juvenile Program Van Gets Donated Upgrades

    D.A.’s Bogalusa Juvenile Program Van Gets Donated Upgrades

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Feb. 1, 2017 BOGALUSA—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s juvenile community service program in Bogalusa benefitted recently from new safety features added to its …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker today at the 22nd JDC Bar Association’s January CLE Luncheon

    D.A. Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker today at the 22nd JDC Bar Association’s January CLE Luncheon

  • D.A. Warren Montgomery talks to the Women of Infinite Possibilities

    D.A. Warren Montgomery talks to the Women of Infinite Possibilities

    D.A. Warren Montgomery discussed some of his administration’s accomplishments today as the guest speaker for the Women of Infinite Possibilities’ monthly meeting.      
  • Washington Parish Inmate Gets Five Years in Prison for ‘Shank’

    Washington Parish Inmate Gets Five Years in Prison for ‘Shank’

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 18, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jason Jarrell Spikes, 31, an inmate in the Washington Parish jail, was sentenced Friday (Jan. 13) to five years in prison for possession of contraband in a state correctional institution. A Washington Parish jury found Spikes guilty last Wednesday (Jan. 11) of possessing …
  • Bogalusa Businessman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Stolen Merchandise

    Bogalusa Businessman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Stolen Merchandise

    Jan. 12, 2017 (Edited version) FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Yancie Moseley, 74, who owns Moseley’s Gold Buyers in Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (Jan. 9) to a series of charges related to his receiving and failing to report stolen merchandise. Moseley pleaded guilty to felony illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500, failure to …
  • DA Warren Montgomery was on The Lake 94.7 with Charles Dowdy on Wednesday, December 14th.

    DA Warren Montgomery was on The Lake 94.7 with Charles Dowdy on Wednesday, December 14th.

    Tune in the 2nd Wednesday of each month for listen to Mr. Montgomery. From the Lake: DA Warren Montgomery was in the studios this morning. We talked Veteran’s Court, technology and about his plans for the Christmas break. Thanks to the DA for his time. He said info will be online soon at the new …
  • Jury Convicts Alabama Man of Downloading Child Porn at Covington Job

    Jury Convicts Alabama Man of Downloading Child Porn at Covington Job

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish jury has found Jason Yates, 39, of Grand Bay, Alabama, guilty of downloading multiple files containing child pornography at his Covington office three years ago. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday (Dec. 8) on five counts of possession …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Memory Care Facility Cook of Rape

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Memory Care Facility Cook of Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Dec. 8) indicted Jerry J. Kan, 58, a former cook at an assisted living facility in Mandeville, of raping an elderly woman who lived there. Kan was formally charged with first degree rape of a …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Convenience Store Robbery

    Bogalusa Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Convenience Store Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2016 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Kyle Warren, 26, of Bogalusa, has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery for robbing a Bogalusa convenience store and attacking the cashier and a customer with a pipe earlier this year. After Warren’s guilty plea on Tuesday (Dec. 6), District …
  • Franklinton Man Indicted in Rape of 5-Year-Old

    Franklinton Man Indicted in Rape of 5-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2016 A Washington Parish grand jury indicted Lance J. Grandison, 31, of Franklinton, Wednesday (Nov. 29) of aggravated rape of a victim under 13. Grandison is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl who was left in his care about five years ago. The victim, now 11, disclosed the rape to …
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  • November 17, 2016 DA Montgomery speaks live on the Lake 94.7

    November 17, 2016 DA Montgomery speaks live on the Lake 94.7

    This morning we talked Warren Montgomery. He spoke about a wide range of topics, including the disagreement with STPG that is playing out in the courts. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/warren-montgomery.mp3
  • Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty for Sick Toddler’s Positive Cocaine Test

    Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty for Sick Toddler’s Positive Cocaine Test

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Larry Bickham, 60, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Nov. 18) of charges related to his 17-month-old daughter’s positive test for cocaine during a hospital stay in 2014. Bickham is set for sentencing Jan. 20 before District Judge William Burris for second-degree cruelty to a …
  • DA Montgomery’s Statement on Appealing Recent Ruling

    DA Montgomery’s Statement on Appealing Recent Ruling

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery made the following statement Tuesday, regarding the recent ruling by ad hoc Judge Marion Edwards in the District Attorney’s civil lawsuit against parish government: “I and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association do not believe the ruling is a correct interpretation of the law. Also, a year ago, the people voted to …
  • Covington Man Gets 20 Years for Forcible Rape

    Covington Man Gets 20 Years for Forcible Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 7, 2016 COVINGTON—Keith J. Lafrance, 35, of Covington, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the forcible rape of a woman two years ago. District Judge Raymond Childress issued the sentence Oct. 31, about 2½ weeks after a jury found him guilty. The crime came to light on Sept. …
  • Join the Fun and Help the Children!

    Join the Fun and Help the Children!

    On Sunday, November 6th, District Attorney Warren Montgomery will  be competing in the annual “Men Who Cook” event to raise money for the Children’s Advocacy Center, also known as Hope House. The CAC works with children who have been abused – to get them counseling and conduct interviews that are admissible in court so the young …
  • Jury Finds Madisonville Man Guilty of Distributing Heroin, Marijuana

    Jury Finds Madisonville Man Guilty of Distributing Heroin, Marijuana

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 31, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found James D. McIntosh II, 24, of Madisonville, guilty Wednesday (Oct. 26) of two counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of distribution of marijuana. After a two-day trial, the jury deliberated about 42 minutes before announcing the guilty verdict. McIntosh was arrested …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Father and Sister in Abita Springs

    Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Father and Sister in Abita Springs

    COVINGTON — Jacob Eli Middleton, Jr., 20, abruptly pleaded guilty Friday (Oct. 28) to two counts of manslaughter for killing his half-sister and their father in Abita Springs early last year. Middleton was sentenced to a total of 70 years in prison—35 on each of the manslaughter charges, which are to be served consecutively. He …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape and Burglary

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape and Burglary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 24, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury has convicted Chad Jerome Moore, 31, of Slidell, of attempted aggravated rape and aggravated burglary of an inhabited dwelling for breaking into a home last summer and trying to rape the occupant. The jury deliberated about 2½ hours last Thursday (Oct. 20) before returning …
  • D.A. ‘s PIO, Lisa Frazier Page on The Lake 94.7

    D.A. ‘s PIO, Lisa Frazier Page on The Lake 94.7

    We did some MATH today for Lake Loot! See if you can answer them below. Today we welcomed in Lisa Page from Warren Montgomery’s office. Lisa is the PIO for the DA. She spoke about what the DA’s office is doing to fight domestic violence. We enjoyed getting to talk to Lisa and you can …
  • Woman, 35, Pleads Guilty to Sex with Teen Boy

    Woman, 35, Pleads Guilty to Sex with Teen Boy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19, 2016 FRANKLINTON—A District judge has sentenced Rachel M. Carrier, 35, who had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, to eight years in state prison but suspended that portion of the sentence, as long as she complies with several additional terms. District Judge Martin E. Coady also ordered Carrier, of …
  • DA Montgomery sends letter to Advocate Editor

    DA Montgomery sends letter to Advocate Editor

    Oct. 4, 2016 Letters to the Editor The New Orleans Advocate 1010 Common St. New Orleans, LA 70112 Dear Editor: I read with interest John Simerman’s story on Oct. 1 about Louisiana’s habitual offender law, and I’d like to explain my opinion. First, there are many alternatives prior to the use of the habitual offender …
  • D.A. Montgomery Announces Historic Racketeering Indictment

    D.A. Montgomery Announces Historic Racketeering Indictment

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Thursday (Oct.13) one of the biggest racketeering cases in the parish’s history, the indictment of 20 people who were members or affiliates of a drug trafficking organization, called Team We. The organization distributed primarily heroin and methamphetamine throughout the eastern side of the parish. …
  • Grand Jury Returns Indictments in Two Murders and Rape Case

    Grand Jury Returns Indictments in Two Murders and Rape Case

      COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has returned second-degree murder indictments against a 16-year-old boy in the March shooting death of his stepfather in Covington and a 35-year-old man accused of shooting to death his estranged girlfriend in Pearl River in July. The grand jury also indicted a 23-year-old Slidell man of first-degree rape …
  • Slidell Area Man Gets Life Sentence for 2011 Murder of Firefighter

    Slidell Area Man Gets Life Sentence for 2011 Murder of Firefighter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 30, 2016 COVINGTON—Michael D. Lizana, 38, who lived just outside Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday (Sept. 29) after pleading guilty to first degree murder for fatally shooting a St. Tammany Parish firefighter and hiding his body in the trunk of a car in 2011. Lizana could have faced …
  • Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON— District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Alvin Davis, 57, of Slidell, as an habitual offender to life in prison Monday (Sept. 26) for raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Davis guilty of forcible rape in June. …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON—Christopher Cote, 33, of Covington, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 22) to 79 counts of child pornography, which was discovered during an undercover investigation last year. District Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced Cote to 18 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The case …
  • D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    09/22/2016 District Attorney Warren Montgomery was a guest on Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere this morning. Please listen below at 136.06. http://wgso.com/podcast/jeff/jeff092216.mp3
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21, 2016 COVINGTON—Rhamad R. Jackson, 27, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 19) to two counts of manslaughter and one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling for shooting two men and burglarizing the home of one of them nearly six years ago. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Jackson to 20 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    I appreciate the time, effort, and commitment the judge gave to this case. It was important to me that my obligations under the law to serve as the legal adviser to parish government be clarified by the court. My conscience is clear that I did the right thing in filing this lawsuit, based on our …
  • Warren Montgomery speaks on the Lake 94.7

    Warren Montgomery speaks on the Lake 94.7

    DA Warren Montgomery had the pleasure of being a guest on the Lake 94.7 on September 15, 2016. He talked about staff, some of the cases they are working on, and the dangers of drugs in our community. Listen below. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/warren-montgomery.mp3
  • Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty

    Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2016 Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty FRANKLINTON—Marcus Bullock, 31, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 15) to two counts of attempted murder and one count of being a felon with a firearm for shooting a man over car repairs. Bullock’s trial was nearly complete when he …
  • Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery

    Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2016 Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Hardy Cornwell, 48, of Mandeville, of aggravated second-degree battery and attempted false imprisonment Thursday (Sept. 15) for severely beating his ex-girlfriend and restraining her with duct tape earlier this year on his boat at Marina …
  • District Attorney’s Criminal Division Chief Receives Top FBI Award

    District Attorney’s Criminal Division Chief Receives Top FBI Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 15, 2016 Collin Sims, Criminal Division Chief under District Attorney Warren Montgomery, received the 2016 FBI Directors Award Thursday (Sept. 15) in Washington, D.C., for his work as part of a team that investigated and prosecuted the violent Harvey Hustlers street gang in Jefferson Parish. Sims’ work on the case as …
  • Madisonville Man Gets 25 Years for Sexual Battery of Child

    Madisonville Man Gets 25 Years for Sexual Battery of Child

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—Raymond F. Reno, 45, of Madisonville, pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 12) to sexual battery of a victim under 13 and 56 counts of child pornography of victims under age 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Reno to 25 years in prison on the sexual battery charge and 10 years …
  • St. Tammany Parish School System Makes Donation to Flood Victims

    St. Tammany Parish School System Makes Donation to Flood Victims

    Congratulations to the St. Tammany Parish school system, which collected more than $132,000 in money and gift cards and more than 55 pallets of school supplies (worth an estimated $200,000) to assist families and schoolchildren affected by the recent historic flooding throughout Louisiana. Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, held a press conference Thursday to …
  • D.A. and Parish Government Ask Judge to Rule in Lawsuit

    D.A. and Parish Government Ask Judge to Rule in Lawsuit

    Click on the links below to see the motions for summary judgment, filed by District Attorney Warren Montgomery (the plaintiff) and jointly by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish Council (the defendants), all asking the presiding judge to rule without a trial in Montgomery’s civil lawsuit against parish government over their legal …
  • District Attorney’s Office Employees Donate Supplies to Flood Victims

    District Attorney’s Office Employees Donate Supplies to Flood Victims

    Employees from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office collected and sent cleaning supplies to help families whose homes were severely damaged in the recent floods. The donations were delivered to a donations center operated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. In the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything in the historic flooding. In …
  • Assistant DA Casey Dieck Volunteers to Collect Donation for Flood Victims

    Assistant DA Casey Dieck Volunteers to Collect Donation for Flood Victims

    Assistant District Attorney Casey Dieck (far right) spent Friday, volunteering at a storage facility operated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association to collect donations for families who were devastated by the historic flooding. Ten Louisiana parishes were hit hard, and with the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything. In Denham Springs, more …
  • District Attorney’s Office Sends Crew to Denham Springs

    District Attorney’s Office Sends Crew to Denham Springs

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office sent another crew to Denham Springs Friday to help families whose homes were severely damaged in the recent floods. Ten Louisiana parishes were hit hard by the historic flooding, and within the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything. In Denham Springs, more than 90 percent of the …
  • Judge Finds Pearl River Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

    Judge Finds Pearl River Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

    COVINGTON—Billie Rawson, Jr., 42, of Pearl River, was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of his father nearly three years ago. District Judge William J. Burris announced the verdict after a two-day trial in his courtroom without a jury. Rawson faces mandatory life imprisonment Oct. 31, when he is sentenced by …
  • Assistant Attorney Jerry Smith and Barbecue Team Provide Food for Flood Victims

    Assistant Attorney Jerry Smith and Barbecue Team Provide Food for Flood Victims

    Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith joined other members of his competition barbecue team, “Swineaux,” and cooked food on Monday (Aug. 22) for people affected by the floods in the Baton Rouge / River Parishes area. They set up in the parking lot of the Fellowship Church on Highway 61 in Gonzales. While the group had …
  • Longtime DA Employee Gary Magee Presented Pin in Honor of 80th Birthday

    Longtime DA Employee Gary Magee Presented Pin in Honor of 80th Birthday

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented longtime employee Gary Magee, who works in our Bogalusa office, a special D.A. pin in recognition of Coach Magee’s 80th birthday. D.A. Montgomery also presented Coach Magee a check for the YMCA of Bogalusa. Coach Magee has worked for the District Attorney’s Office 22 years. He joined the office after …
  • Volunteers from District Attorney’s Office Dispatched to Clear Flooded Homes

    Volunteers from District Attorney’s Office Dispatched to Clear Flooded Homes

    A group of 18 volunteers from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office were divided and dispatched to Baton Rouge and Denham Springs Tuesday to help clear out severely flooded homes. Here’s how they spent their day. Thanks to the Louisiana District Attorneys Association for guiding us to two of the homes. And for your hard work, …
  • DA Investigator Denice Blair Collects Cleaning Supplies for Flood Relief

    DA Investigator Denice Blair Collects Cleaning Supplies for Flood Relief

    D.A.’s Office Investigator Denice Blair has collected cleaning supplies to assist in the flood relief efforts in the Baton Rouge area. A crew of 13 D.A. employees from our office are headed to Denham Springs tomorrow to help clear out a home that was severely damaged.
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Encourages Employees to Support School System’s Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Encourages Employees to Support School System’s Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery encouraged all employees with children in St. Tammany Parish schools to support the school system’s fundraiser last Friday. Students at the schools donated new school supplies, cash, and gift cards to help flood victims in St. Tammany. D.A. employees also contributed school supplies and a monetary donation, which were delivered by …
  • Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon Volunteers to Aid Flood Victims

    Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon Volunteers to Aid Flood Victims

    Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon, who also heads our Diversion Program, spent part of last week, volunteering in the Baton Rouge area. Tony helped his neighbor’s parents, who live in Greenwell Springs in East Baton Rouge, clean out their heavily flooded home. Tony joined a group of friends and neighbors who volunteered to tear down …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Lake 94.7 Every Third Thursday

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Lake 94.7 Every Third Thursday

    You can hear District Attorney Warren Montgomery every third Thursday on the Lacombe-based Lake 94.7 radio station, where he discusses various topics of interest. Click on the link below to hear this week’s segment: Lake Rewind: August 18, 2016
  • District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Study Veterans Court

    District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Study Veterans Court

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office has received a grant to study the feasibility of implementing a specialty court that would steer some military veterans who have committed crimes to drug, mental health, and other treatment, instead of jail. The initiative, spearheaded by Montgomery and District Judge Raymond S. Childress, will bring together a team of …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Response to Councilman Michael Lorino’s Comments

    D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Response to Councilman Michael Lorino’s Comments

    At the St. Tammany Parish Council meeting last night (Aug. 4), District 4 Councilman Michael Lorino, Jr., made a comment regarding the civil litigation between parish government and the District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Lorino said in part “it takes two to mediate…and the St. Tammany Parish President and St. Tammany Parish Council were willing to …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Robbing and Shooting Man

    Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Robbing and Shooting Man

    COVINGTON—Demetric Q. Sowell, 24, of Bogalusa, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, and armed robbery with a firearm. District Judge Richard A. Swartz, Jr., issued the sentence July 26, after Sowell pleaded guilty to the charges. …
  • Slidell Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping Boy and Molesting Another

    Slidell Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping Boy and Molesting Another

    July 29, 2016 COVINGTON—John P. Montelepre, 25, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (July 28) to 20 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and also sexually molesting another boy. District Judge William J. Burris issued …
  • Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A 23-year-old Mandeville man is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 1 for raping a then 18-year-old woman last year after she became intoxicated in his home. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terry J. Ducote guilty Thursday (July 14) of simple rape by intoxicating agent. Ducote faces up to …
  • Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Michael G. Smith, Jr., 24, of Slidell, to 60 years in prison Tuesday (July 19) for shooting to death the son of his father’s girlfriend. District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux issued the sentence after Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery with …
  • Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, to a mandatory life sentence Thursday (July 7) for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009. Rodriguez had been found guilty of first degree murder in May, after a weeklong trial …
  • ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Parish President Pat Brister and other public officials this week at a town hall meeting, where plans were unveiled for the parish’s Safe Haven campus in Mandeville. Safe Haven, which will be housed on the grounds of the old Southeast Hospital, will provide comprehensive mental health care services for the …
  • Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Alvin Davis, 56, of Slidell, guilty Thursday (June 23) of raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. Davis, a candidate for sentencing under the state’s habitual offender law, may face a mandatory life sentence at a hearing …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 15 Years for Indecent Behavior with a 6-year-old Girl

    Bogalusa Man Gets 15 Years for Indecent Behavior with a 6-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 FRANKLINTON—Bobby K. Harris, 44, of Bogalusa, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13. District Judge Richard Swartz issued the sentence Monday (June 20), after Harris pleaded guilty to the crime. The crime came to light on May 17, 2013, when …
  • Mississippi Man Gets 10 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash over Middle Pearl River

    Mississippi Man Gets 10 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash over Middle Pearl River

    COVINGTON—Daniel Coy, 26, of Gulfport, received the maximum sentence of five years in prison Monday (June 20) for negligent homicide for causing a crash last year that killed the driver of an 18-wheeler over the Middle Pearl River near Slidell. District Judge Ad Hoc Donald Fendlason also sentenced Coy to the maximum10 years in prison …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Drug Charges

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Drug Charges

    COVINGTON—Alfred Simmons, 39, of Slidell, faces from 20 years to life in prison as an habitual offender after a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted him last week of possessing cocaine and marijuana. The jury deliberated about a half-hour on Thursday (June 2), before finding Simmons guilty of one count each of possession of cocaine and …
  • 4 STPPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

    4 STPPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

      The District Attorney’s office would like to congratulate the four St. Tammany Parish Public School System students who were recently honored as National Merit Scholarship winners. In the photos above are Northshore High National Merit Scholarship Winners (left to right): Dana Park, Katherine Simmers and Benjamin Rowley, and Fontainebleau High National Merit Scholarship Winner Matthew …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    On April 4, 2016, a legally armed citizen used deadly force to repel the attacks of Shawn Breland. The Mandeville Police Department concluded that Mr. Breland was the aggressor and that the actions of the lawfully armed patron did not warrant an arrest. Although Mr. Breland’s death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the …
  • Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    COVINGTON—Alva Thompson, 44, of Lacombe, was sentenced Monday (May 23) to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence after pleading guilty to failure to register as a sex offender for the second time. The sentence also includes other charges related to his attempt to flee from police officers …
  • Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, guilty Friday (May 20) of first-degree murder for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009.  After a weeklong trial, the jury deliberated 23 minutes before returning the verdict against Rodriguez, who faces life in prison. This was …
  • Special Olympics

    Special Olympics

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was inspired by the opportunity to meet Special Olympics athletes and their parents May 5 at the Champions Together Breakfast at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. Photos of Mr. Montgomery with Mike Lorino, Tim Lentz and Randy Smith.
  • Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish government officials filed legal documents Friday in response to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against them over their legal representation. For those who may be interested in the parish’s position, the documents are shown below. For a printable version, please click here. Defendants’ Answer to Petition for Declaratory Judgment Defendants’ Joint Dilatory and Peremptory …
  • Annual Northshore Red Mass

    Annual Northshore Red Mass

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined other members of the legal community in attending the annual Northshore Red Mass, hosted by the Covington Bar Association and Saint Scholastica Academy in the school’s chapel on Friday, May 6.  Those who attend the Mass each year pray for guidance and inspiration in the administration of justice.
  • Montgomery’s legal dispute with the Parish

    Montgomery’s legal dispute with the Parish

    A hearing will be held May 16 at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 2 (Division J) before  Ad Hoc Judge Marion Edwards in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish Council, regarding civil representation of parish government. The hearing will be held on Exceptions to be filed by Ms. Brister …
  • Slidell Felon Gets 40 Years in Prison for Possessing Gun

    Slidell Felon Gets 40 Years in Prison for Possessing Gun

    COVINGTON—Marcel Thompson, 40, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (April 28) as an habitual offender to 40 years in prison for possessing a gun as a convicted felon and another five years for simple possession of cocaine after an undercover operation in late 2014. District Judge Allison Penzato ordered the sentences to be served concurrently without …
  • Operation Angel

    Operation Angel

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the public officials who stood with Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz Monday to support his announcement of Operation Angel, a new program that will enable addicts to seek help from law enforcement officers without the fear of arrest. An addict simply can appear at the police department, surrender any …
  • Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty in Bogalusa Motel Shooting

    Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty in Bogalusa Motel Shooting

    Victim of Motel Shooting Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Separate Case   FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found John Peters, 20, of Angie, guilty Friday (April 22) of three counts of attempted second degree murder for a pre-dawn shooting at a Bogalusa motel in August 2014. Peters faces from 10 to 50 years in prison without …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Recognizes Crime Victims and Service Providers

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Recognizes Crime Victims and Service Providers

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery recognized local crime victims and service providers Thursday (April 14) during a special ceremony at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The event brought together about 130 community members, including a number of public officials, to underscore the importance of the justice system …
  • Former Franklinton Town Clerk Gets Prison Time for Theft

    Former Franklinton Town Clerk Gets Prison Time for Theft

      April 12, 2016 FRANKLINTON—Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, was sentenced Friday (April 8) to serve five years in prison and 10 years of probation upon her release for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town. A jury convicted Dawson in February of theft over $1,500 …
  • Hammond Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Deputies to Sell Drugs

    Hammond Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Deputies to Sell Drugs

    COVINGTON—Rose P. Graham, 47, of Hammond, agreed to plead guilty Thursday (April 7) to three counts of conspiracy for plotting to sell marijuana and cocaine on behalf of two Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies who were on a federal drug enforcement task force. One of the deputies, Johnny Domingue, pleaded guilty last month and is awaiting …
  • Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wife in Shooting Death of Local Physician

    Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wife in Shooting Death of Local Physician

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury declined to return an indictment Thursday (April 7) against Kacie Breen in the March 2015 shooting death of her husband, Dr. Wayne Breen, a Covington area obstetrician/gynecologist. “The grand jury has spoken in this very tragic case,” District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. “We presented all the evidence we had …
  • DA Montgomery Participates in Slidell Parade

    DA Montgomery Participates in Slidell Parade

    District Attorney, Warren Montgomery, his wife Valarie, daughter Jenny, several employees and guests participated in Slidell’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday March 13th. The sunny, clear skies drew large crowds as the parade rolled through Olde Towne. The DA’s Lucky Leprechauns had a blast!
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 15-year-old Girl

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 15-year-old Girl

      COVINGTON—Laron S. Bester, 50, of Slidell, pled guilty Monday (March 7) to two counts of forcible rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile, and sexual battery for incidents in 2014 involving a girl who was then 15 years old. He faces between five and 12 years in prison when he is sentenced April 27. District …
  • Inmate Accused of Soliciting Murder of Orleans Parish Officials

    Inmate Accused of Soliciting Murder of Orleans Parish Officials

    FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery formally charged inmate and former model Dean E. Kelly Monday (March 7) with four counts of solicitation to commit murder for an alleged plot to kill Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, New Orleans City Council Chairman Jason Williams, Criminal District Court Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier and a victim of a sex …
  • Jury Finds Convicted Felon Guilty of Possessing Gun

    Jury Finds Convicted Felon Guilty of Possessing Gun

                COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Kelvin Rushing, 47, of Pearl River, guilty Thursday (Feb. 25) of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. With 10 prior felony convictions, Rushing is facing up to life in prison when he is sentenced March 24. Rushing was arrested March 26, …
  • District Attorney’s Office Issues New Badges and I.D.s to Staff

    District Attorney’s Office Issues New Badges and I.D.s to Staff

      COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (Feb. 26) that he has issued new, individually-numbered badges and identification cards for his attorneys and investigators. All other badges are considered expired and invalid. The numbered badges are designed to protect the public from potential misuse. The District Attorney’s office is keeping track of every badge and …
  • Jury Convicts Man Who Led Police on High-Speed Chase in Covington

    Jury Convicts Man Who Led Police on High-Speed Chase in Covington

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Marlone Brumfield, 28, of Covington, guilty Thursday (Feb. 18) of aggravated obstruction of a highway and possession of cocaine. As a multiple offender, he faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced April 21 by District Judge William J. Burris. Brumfield was arrested Aug. 26 last year, …
  • Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, guilty of theft over $1,500 and malfeasance in office Thursday (Feb. 4) for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town. Dawson faces up to 10 years in prison on the theft charge and up to five …
  • Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

    Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

      FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Kaunda Lopaz Magee, 40, guilty late Wednesday (Feb. 3) of several crimes he committed in 2011, when he broke into a home in Pine, raped the male occupant, and shot at police during a getaway that sparked a three-week, two-state manhunt. Magee faces an automatic sentence of life in …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terral W. Brand, Jr., 33, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 3) of the attempted aggravated rape of a girl who was 5 years old at the time. Brand faces 10 to 50 years in prison when District Judge Allison H. Penzato sentences him on Feb. 22. The crime dates …
  • Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    COVINGTON—Keith A. Cangiamilla, 51, of Mandeville, pled guilty Tuesday (Jan. 26) to one count of obscenity for driving naked and exposing himself during an incident last summer along the Mandeville lakefront. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Cangiamilla to three years in prison, which she suspended if he successfully completes five years of probation and pays …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

    Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

      FRANKLINTON—David C. Allen, 46, of Bogalusa, was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges for his role in the stabbing death of a Bogalusa man and the throat slashing of another during a robbery for illicit drugs. Allen’s nephew, Christian “Chase” Henry, 20, also of Bogalusa, …
  • Franklinton Businesswoman Convicted of Taking $15,000 in Welfare Benefits

    Franklinton Businesswoman Convicted of Taking $15,000 in Welfare Benefits

    FRANKLINTON—A 51-year-old Franklinton woman who has a doctorate degree and runs a private consulting firm was found guilty Wednesday (Jan. 20) of felony theft for fraudulently collecting more than $15,000 in food stamps and child care assistance. Kera E. Moseley, whose firm had contracts with several state agencies, was tried in December before District Judge …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Notes First Year Achievements

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Notes First Year Achievements

    COVINGTON— District Attorney Warren Montgomery marked his first year in office this week by noting a number of accomplishments that have helped to create an overall more professional, competent, and ethical operation. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Washington and St. Tammany parishes the past year,” said Montgomery, who …
  • Jury Convicts New Orleans Man of Defrauding Covington Bank

    Jury Convicts New Orleans Man of Defrauding Covington Bank

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Jeffrey Valentine, 52, of New Orleans, Tuesday (Jan. 12) of bank fraud for trying to cash a fraudulent check for $1,982.10 at a Mandeville bank in June 2014. Valentine, who has at least two prior convictions, faces five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by District …
  • Slidell Man Charged with Aggravated Arson

    Slidell Man Charged with Aggravated Arson

    David F. Rutledge, 58, of Slidell, has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted second degree murder for causing a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex, located at 4504 Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell. The District Attorney’s Office filed a felony Bill of Information Monday (Jan. 11) against Rutledge, who …
  • Slidell Man Sentenced to 15 Years

    Slidell Man Sentenced to 15 Years

    Jimmy McCrystal, 37, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (Jan. 11) to serve 15 years in prison for simple burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of stolen things, and possession of methamphetamine. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced him to 15 years on each of the counts, but …
  • Kenner Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Molestation

    Kenner Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Molestation

      Jeffrey Joseph Miller, 41, of Kenner, was sentenced Monday (Jan. 11) to serve 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence on two counts of molestation of a juvenile. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced him to 25 years on one count and 10 years on the other, but …
  • Slidell Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Drug Possession

    Slidell Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Drug Possession

    Stephanie Matthews, 50, of Slidell, was sentenced Tuesday (Jan. 12) under the state’s habitual offender statute to serve 7 years in prison for possession of a legend drug (Gabapentin) during a traffic stop in Slidell on Aug. 27, 2014. She has multiple prior convictions and pending misdemeanor charges. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia handled the …
  • Slidell Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    Slidell Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    COVINGTON— Local rapper Dondrique Lewis, 28, of Slidell, was sentenced Wednesday (Jan. 6) to spend 15 years in prison for the attempted second-degree murder of his half brother and a longtime friend in a shooting incident three years ago in Slidell. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Lewis to 15 years without the benefit of parole, …
  • The District Attorney’s Office wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!

    The District Attorney’s Office wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!

    Santa made an early delivery this week at two area nursing homes with a little help from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office.  As part of a project called “Socks for Seniors,” staff members donated 67 pairs of warm, new socks to the Good Samaritan nursing home in Franklinton and 93 pairs to the Lacombe nursing …
  • Former District Attorney’s Office Investigator Indicted by Grand Jury in Sex Scheme

    Former District Attorney’s Office Investigator Indicted by Grand Jury in Sex Scheme

      FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish grand jury indicted Michael Cotton, 66, a former investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, Thursday (Dec. 17) on charges that he threatened a female drug offender to obtain sex, assisted her in possessing a narcotic called Suboxone, and traded the influence of his position for sex with another woman. Cotton, of …
  • DA Warren Montgomery Meets Washington Parish Free Fair Queen

    DA Warren Montgomery Meets Washington Parish Free Fair Queen

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery met Fallon Turner, Washington Parish Free Fair Queen 2015, and members of the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce at the group’s most recent  meeting Friday (Dec. 4) at the Sugar Shack in Franklinton.  Montgomery, the guest speaker, highlighted some of his accomplishments during his first year in office.  
  • Assistant DA Jay Adair Speaks at Career Day at Fontainebleau High School

    Assistant DA Jay Adair Speaks at Career Day at Fontainebleau High School

    Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair recently participated in Career Day at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville.  The District Attorney’s Office operates a Speakers Bureau that provides speakers for area schools, churches, and community groups.  For more information about the Speakers Bureau or to request a speaker, click here: http://damontgomery.org/speakers_bureau/ .
  • 57-Year-Old Slidell Man Found Guilty of Burglarizing Garage

    57-Year-Old Slidell Man Found Guilty of Burglarizing Garage

    COVINGTON—A six-person jury found Louis Robertson, 57, of Slidell, guilty Tuesday of simple burglary for trying to steal a generator from a garage in February. Robertson faces up to 24 years in prison if he is sentenced as a habitual offender during a hearing Jan. 6 before District Judge Scott Gardner. The victim testified during …
  • Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    FRANKLINTON—Glenn Guyn, 49, of Mount Hermon, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 7) as a multiple offender to 40 years in prison for operating a methamphetamine lab in his home. A Washington Parish jury found Guyn guilty of the crime on Oct. 13. The Washington Parish Drug Task Force was working in the Mount Hermon area on …
  • Interview on WWL-TV

    Interview on WWL-TV

    WWL-TV’s Ashley Rodrigue recently interviewed District Attorney Warren Montgomery about his first year in office.  Here’s what he had to say:
  • New Orleans Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Slidell

    New Orleans Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Slidell

    COVINGTON—Brandon Domino, 25, of New Orleans, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday for an armed robbery in April in Slidell. Domino pled guilty before District Judge Raymond Childress to armed robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The crime occurred about 6:30 a.m. on April 28, 2015, …
  • Franklinton Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape of 6-year-old Girl

    Franklinton Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape of 6-year-old Girl

    FRANKLINTON—Stanley L. Green, 36, of Franklinton, was sentenced Wednesday (Dec. 2) to spend the rest of his life in prison for the aggravated rape of a girl who was 6 years old when the incidents occurred. A Washington Parish jury found Green guilty Nov. 18 of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a victim under …
  • Two Slidell Men Sentenced for Roles in 2013 Murder

    Two Slidell Men Sentenced for Roles in 2013 Murder

    COVINGTON— Darion Causey, 23, of Slidell, pled guilty Monday (Nov. 30) to obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact for helping to cover up a 2013 slaying in Slidell. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced him to seven years in prison on the obstruction charge and five years for accessory, with the sentences to run …
  • Franklinton Man Is Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for 2011 Shooting Death

    Franklinton Man Is Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for 2011 Shooting Death

    FRANKLINTON—James Frank Earl, 45, was sentenced Monday (Nov. 30) as a multiple offender to 60 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of a 45-year-old man. Earl has multiple prior felony convictions. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted the case before District Judge Martin Coady. A jury found Earl guilty on March …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison As Multiple Offender for Selling Drugs

    Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison As Multiple Offender for Selling Drugs

    FRANKLINTON—James Spikes, Sr., 58, of Bogalusa, received the maximum sentence of life imprisonment Monday (Nov. 30) under the state’s multiple offender law for distributing oxycodone during a 2013 undercover drug operation. Spikes has 17 prior felony convictions and a first-degree murder charge pending against him. Spikes was arrested Jan. 28, 2013, after selling Roxycontin to …
  • Slidell Man To Be Sentenced Jan. 6 for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    Slidell Man To Be Sentenced Jan. 6 for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    COVINGTON— Local rapper Dondrique Lewis, 27, of Slidell, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6 by District Judge Scott Gardner for the attempted second-degree murder of his half brother and a longtime friend in a shooting incident three years ago in Slidell. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Lewis guilty as charged Wednesday (Nov. 18), …
  • Jury Finds Franklinton Man, 60, Guilty of Attempted Burglary of Alderman’s Home

    Jury Finds Franklinton Man, 60, Guilty of Attempted Burglary of Alderman’s Home

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found William Washington, 60, of Franklinton, guilty Tuesday of attempted simple burglary for an incident in June when he was discovered in Alderman T.J. Butler’s garage without permission. Washington’s sentencing hearing has been set for Jan. 22 before District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr. Franklinton police were called to Butler’s home on …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery Opposing Proposition No. 5

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery Opposing Proposition No. 5

    I oppose Proposition 5 on the Nov. 21st ballot because it is not in the best interests of the people of St. Tammany Parish. This amendment to the Home Rule Charter would remove the District Attorney’s Office as the legal representative for the Parish President, Parish Council, and the boards and agencies created by parish …
  • Slidell Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    Slidell Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    COVINGTON—Andrew J. Sumner, 22, of Slidell, has been sentenced to 40 years at hard labor for manslaughter in the 2012 death of a woman who was stabbed to death and set on fire in her Slidell apartment. Judge Allison H. Penzato sentenced Sumner Thursday (Oct. 29) for his role in the killing of Ashley King, …
  • Tony LeMon Visits Covington Head Start

    Tony LeMon Visits Covington Head Start

    Tony LeMon, Chief of the Civil Division and Diversion Program in the District Attorney’s Office, visited the Covington Head Start Centers on Oct. 14 to read a book to children in the program. LeMon and other community leaders were invited to participate as part of Head Start Awareness week, October 12-16th.  
  • Sheriff’s Office K-9, Thor, Honored

    Sheriff’s Office K-9, Thor, Honored

    Employees of the District Attorney’s Office were part of the large crowd that gathered outside the Justice Center in Covington Friday (Oct. 23) to welcome home Thor, The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office K-9 seriously injured during a burglary investigation Tuesday (Oct. 20) near Mandeville. Sheriff Jack Strain said deputies were moving in on a burglary …
  • Abita Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting a 16-Year-Old Girl

    Abita Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting a 16-Year-Old Girl

    COVINGTON—Joshua Hanson, 27, of Abita Springs, was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday (Oct. 22), after pleading guilty to molestation of a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile for incidents more than two years ago with a 16-year-old girl. Hanson first connected with the girl on Facebook, but the two eventually met in …
  • Washington Parish Transportation Manager Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

    Washington Parish Transportation Manager Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

    FRANKLINTON—Russell Lavell Gerald, 46, transportation manager for the Washington Parish Public Works Department, was sentenced to six months in prison Friday (Oct. 16) after District Judge Scott C. Gardner revoked his probation. Gerald was on probation for previous charges when he was arrested Sept. 22 by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and accused of second-degree …
  • Mount Hermon Man Could Face Life in Prison for Operating Meth Lab

    Mount Hermon Man Could Face Life in Prison for Operating Meth Lab

    FRANKLINTON—Glenn Guyn, 49, of Mount Hermon, faces 30 years to life in prison after his conviction Tuesday (Oct. 13) by a Washington Parish jury on charges that he was operating a methamphetamine lab. District Judge Richard A. Swartz, Jr., is scheduled to sentence Guyn on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea …
  • District Attorney’s Office Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    District Attorney’s Office Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Office Hosts Safe Harbor Speaker and Distributes Purple Ribbons As part of its observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office invited Sheri Eastridge, the community educator for the Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Program, to help staff members understand what victims often experience when such cases are prosecuted. “She may not want …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

      COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented special awards Wednesday (Oct. 7) to District Judge Peter J. Garcia and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany for their work on behalf of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The awards presentations were the highlight of an afternoon reception Montgomery hosted on …
  • Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Two Bogalusa Girls Decades Ago

    Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Two Bogalusa Girls Decades Ago

    FRANKLINTON—George W. Stogner, 58, of Huntington, Texas, pled guilty Wednesday to four counts of forcible rape, one count of aggravated incest and two counts of aggravated oral sexual battery for abuse he committed while he was living in Bogalusa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr., sentenced Stogner to 40 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented special awards Wednesday (Oct. 7) to District Judge Peter J. Garcia and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany for their work on behalf of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The awards presentations were the highlight of an afternoon reception Montgomery hosted on the …
  • Jury Finds Mandeville Man, 40, Guilty in Decade-old Molestation Case

    Jury Finds Mandeville Man, 40, Guilty in Decade-old Molestation Case

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Paul J. Lambert, 40, of Mandeville, guilty Thursday (Oct. 1) of molesting and physically abusing a girl who was 10 years old when the incidents occurred in 2005. Lambert, who had been out on bond since shortly after his 2008 arrest, was taken into custody after the verdict. Lambert …
  • Former Pearl River Mayor Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance in Office, Other Charges

    Former Pearl River Mayor Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance in Office, Other Charges

    COVINGTON—Former Pearl River Mayor James E. Lavigne, 75, pled guilty Monday to malfeasance in office, theft over $500, and two misdemeanors, stemming from a state legislative audit that showed he used his office to benefit personally. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Lavigne to five years probation but reserved the right to sentence him to up …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Foster Mom in Toddler’s Death

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Foster Mom in Toddler’s Death

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Trenique C. Faciane, 41, of Lacombe, of second degree murder Tuesday (Sept. 15) in the death of her 22-month-old foster child. Faciane’s arraignment hearing is set for Sept. 21 before District Judge J. William Knight. Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith will prosecute the case. Faciane, the co-owner of …
  • Madisonville Man Found Guilty of Raping 4-year-old Boy

    Madisonville Man Found Guilty of Raping 4-year-old Boy

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found James. R. Eley, 33, of Madisonville, guilty Thursday (Sept. 10) of the aggravated rape of a boy who was 4 years old when the incident occurred in April 2012. Eley faces up to life in prison. Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair prosecuted the case before Judge Allison Penzato, who …
  • Former Southeast Louisiana Hospital to be “Safe Haven”

    Former Southeast Louisiana Hospital to be “Safe Haven”

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the public officials who stood with St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister Tuesday (Sept. 1) as she gave an overview of the parish’s plans for the former Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville.  Brister said the parish purchased the hospital and surrounding property in March and plans to transform much …
  • Former Pearl River Town Clerk Pleads Guilty to Theft and Other Charges

    Former Pearl River Town Clerk Pleads Guilty to Theft and Other Charges

    COVINGTON—Former Pearl River town clerk Diane Bennett Hollie pled guilty Thursday (Sept. 3), just before she was set to go to trial on a series of charges, including felony theft, related to an investigation last year by the state legislative auditor. District Judge Raymond Childress ordered her to serve a total of five years of …
  • DA Warren Montgomery Presents Outstanding Service Award

    DA Warren Montgomery Presents Outstanding Service Award

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented an outstanding service award Tuesday morning to retired Constable Tilman “Pete” King, 82, of Bush.  King worked 39 years (from 1975 to 2014) as a Justice of the Peace and Constable for Ward 2 in St. Tammany Parish. King (seated) is pictured (left to right) with his grandson, Brandon;  son, …
  • Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    COVINGTON—A Washington Parish jury found James Spikes, 58, of Bogalusa, guilty Tuesday (August 25) of distribution of oxycodone during a 2013 undercover operation in his hometown. A separate jury found Shawnathan Fabre, 25, of Covington, guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon, a second offense possession of marijuana, and attempted aggravated assault with a …
  • Pearl River Man Gets 40-year Sentence for Juvenile Molestation

    Pearl River Man Gets 40-year Sentence for Juvenile Molestation

    COVINGTON—Loren Wright, 35, of Pearl River, pled guilty Wednesday to molestation of a juvenile under 13 in an incident last year. District Judge August J. Hand sentenced Wright to 40 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, suspension of sentence, or reduced time for good conduct. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted the …
  • Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    COVINGTON—Cornelius Kirsh, 24, of Slidell, faces up to life in prison as a three-time multiple felony offender when he is sentenced Sept. 28 for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and attempted aggravated obstruction of a roadway. A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted him Friday afternoon of those …
  • Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    COVINGTON—Devin Baham, 24, of Slidell was sentenced late Friday to serve 70 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and setting her Slidell apartment on fire to cover up the crime in 2012. Judge Allison H. Penzato sentenced Baham, a multiple offender, to 55 years at hard labor on the manslaughter conviction, 15 …
  • Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    A longtime clerk for the town of Franklinton pled guilty Monday (Aug. 10) to five charges related to the embezzlement of water bill payments totaling nearly $23,000, which was estimated by a one-year audit. As part of the plea agreement, imposed by Judge Richard Swartz, Carmen Freeman, 39, will spend three years in prison. Her …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    COVINGTON—A 45-year-old Covington man abruptly pled guilty as charged to aggravated second degree battery and second degree kidnapping in the middle of his trial Wednesday, shortly after prosecutors showed photos of the badly-bruised girlfriend the man had tortured in a drunken stupor in 2014. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced the defendant, as part of the plea …
  • District Attorney Spoke at Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club

    District Attorney Spoke at Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery talked to the Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club Thursday (Aug. 6) about the successes and challenges of his first  seven months in office. The noon luncheon was held at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville.
  • Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

    Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

          For five straight Wednesdays in July, attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office in Covington provided training for the Slidell Police Department to help officers strengthen the materials they present for prosecution and improve their court appearances as witnesses. Chief of Trials Bruce Dearing and several other Assistant District Attorneys conducted the seminars …
  • Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    COVINGTON—A 56-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday to 35 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, two counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and one count of aggravated incest after an investigation turned up more than 350 such images on his computer. Each possession count represents 10 images. Judge Elaine DiMiceli, sitting in temporarily …
  • Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON— District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Bobby Isidore, 21, to life in prison Monday (July 27) for his role in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man nearly two years ago during a purported marijuana sale. Isidore’s conviction of second degree murder on July 9 carried an automatic life sentence. The victim, Leighton Powe Jr., …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    My office has re-examined the Shane Gates case and found there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the outstanding misdemeanor DWI and resisting arrest charges. Mr. Gates failed to appear in court more than 18 months ago, and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. However, my office has notified Mr. Gates through his legal …
  • Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Warren Gonzales, 33, of Pearl River, guilty Wednesday (July 22) of six counts of drug possession, resulting from a police traffic stop in January, when officers discovered heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, and other prescription drugs. As a multiple offender, Gonzales faces up to life imprisonment when Judge Martin E. Coady sentences …
  • Man, 63, Pleads Guilty to Attacking Mother, Torching Family Home, Shooting at Police

    Man, 63, Pleads Guilty to Attacking Mother, Torching Family Home, Shooting at Police

    FRANKLINTON—Sixty-three-year-old Bobby Duncan pled guilty Monday to a host of charges stemming from a 2013 incident in Mount Hermon, when he attacked his elderly mother, shot at a family friend trying to help her, set the family’s home on fire, and then shot at responding officers. Duncan, whose last address is in Gonzales, was sentenced …
  • Former Bogalusa City Councilman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of Police Officer

    Former Bogalusa City Councilman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of Police Officer

    FRANKLINTON—Former Bogalusa City Council member Daniel D. Stogner pled guilty Monday (July 20) to aggravated assault of a police officer for an incident last year when he pointed a gun at officers who responded to his call about a disturbance at his home. Judge Richard A. Swartz sentenced Stogner to a suspended five years in …
  • Lacombe Man, 57, Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    Lacombe Man, 57, Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    COVINGTON—Rigoberto Ventura, 57, was sentenced Monday (July 13) to life in prison for the aggravated rape of a boy, who was 5 years old when the abuse started. District Judge Scott C. Gardner also sentenced Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, to 50 years in prison for the sexual battery of a girl, then 7 or …
  • Covington Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    Covington Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    COVINGTON— Robert C. Flowers, 29, of Covington, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for multiple incidents of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a girl who was younger than 13 years old. Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Flowers on July 7 to two life sentences …
  • Slidell Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in Shooting Death

    Slidell Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in Shooting Death

    COVINGTON—Raheem Willis, 22, of Slidell, pled guilty Tuesday (July 14) to attempted second degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm for his role in an August 2013 incident that led to the shooting death of a 28-year-old man. Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced Willis to 12 years in prison on the …
  • Slidell Man Faces Life in Prison for Second Degree Murder

    Slidell Man Faces Life in Prison for Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON—A sentencing hearing has been set for July 27 for Bobby Isidore, 21, of Slidell, who was convicted last week of second degree murder. Isidore’s conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated about 1 ½ hours on Thursday (July 9) before finding Isidore guilty for his role in the murder …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery recently attended the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference, held at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.  The annual conference is sponsored by St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). It featured as speakers national and regional experts on the issue of elder abuse, including Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew of …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Wednesday (June 24) at Beau Chêne Country Club.  The event was sponsored by Humana.
  • St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury unanimously found Rigoberto Ventura, 57, guilty Wednesday (June 24) of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy, from age 5 to about 10, on multiple occasions and sexual battery for molesting a girl, then 7 or 8. Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, faces a mandatory life sentence on the aggravated …
  • Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    COVINGTON—A 35-year-old office manager who embezzled about $135,000 from a Covington medical clinic was ordered Monday (June 22) by District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux to repay the stolen money or face up to 10 years in prison. Badeaux gave the defendant, Shantel Judah, of Slidell, five years to pay $123,000, and the remaining $12,000 will …
  • Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    COVINGTON— Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua D. Liner, of Pearl River, was sentenced Monday (June 22) to 30 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Liner, who had been convicted of sexual battery June 4 by a St. Tammany Parish jury. The incident first came to light when the victim told her mother …
  • Former New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in High-Speed Causeway Chase

    Former New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in High-Speed Causeway Chase

    COVINGTON—Former veteran New Orleans police officer Gary J. Calico pled guilty Thursday (June 18) to aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway in an incident that involved a high-speed chase on the Causeway bridge in St. Tammany Parish in December 2013. Calico was sentenced by Judge Raymond Childress to a suspended …
  • St. Tammany Jury Convicts Man of Beating Wife, Despite Her Testimony for Him

    St. Tammany Jury Convicts Man of Beating Wife, Despite Her Testimony for Him

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Maurice Jackson, 28, of second-degree battery Thursday (June 18) for severely beating his 35-year-old wife, who had tried to stop the prosecution and testified on his behalf during the trial. Jackson, of Slidell, faces up to five years in prison. Assistant District Attorney William Macke pleaded with the jury …
  • 71-year-old Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Molesting 7-year-old Girl

    71-year-old Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Molesting 7-year-old Girl

    COVINGTON—A 71-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for molesting a 7-year-old girl repeatedly during the first three months of 2012. The defendant, Lovic Cotton, who lived in Sun, was sentenced Thursday (June 18) by Judge August Hand to 40 years in prison for sexual battery of a victim under 13. …
  • Covington Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    Covington Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts Wednesday (June 17) against a 29-year-old Covington man on two counts of aggravated rape and three counts of sexual battery for multiple incidents involving a girl who was under 13 years old. The defendant, Robert C. Flowers, faces mandatory life in prison on the aggravated rape …
  • Washington Parish Man Faces Life in Prison for Aggravated Rape

    Washington Parish Man Faces Life in Prison for Aggravated Rape

    FRANKLINTON—An 18-year-old Washington Parish man faces life in prison for aggravated rape and up to 50 more years for attempted aggravated rape in incidents involving three girls, who were ages 10, 7, and 5 when the abuse was discovered. The defendant, Bradley Jenkins, who lived just outside Bogalusa, is set for sentencing June 24. A …
  • Washington Parish Community Remembers Deputy Slain 50 Years Ago

    Washington Parish Community Remembers Deputy Slain 50 Years Ago

    VARNADO—Fifty years after the murder of Washington Parish’s first African American sheriff’s deputy, his friends, family and other members of the community came together Sunday (June 7) to celebrate his life. The afternoon service at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church brought laughter and tears as those who knew Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore paid tribute in …
  • Pearl River Man Faces Up to 99 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    Pearl River Man Faces Up to 99 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    COVINGTON—A 39-year-old Pearl River man faces 25 to 99 years in prison after his conviction last Thursday (June 4) of sexual battery for molesting a 6-year-old girl. The defendant, Joshua D. Liner, is set for sentencing on June 22. Assistant District Attorney Julie Knight prosecuted the case before Judge Allison H. Penzato. Detective Huey Davis …
  • New Orleans Man Found Guilty of Battery of Washington Parish Corrections Officer

    New Orleans Man Found Guilty of Battery of Washington Parish Corrections Officer

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury on Wednesday convicted a 32-year-old New Orleans man of battery of a corrections facility officer for an incident that occurred last December in an Angie jail. The defendant, TwDarryl Toney, 32, of New Orleans, faces 3 1/3 years to 10 years in prison. Toney was being escorted from his cell to …
  • Former Federal Drug Informant Found Guilty of Selling Drugs

    Former Federal Drug Informant Found Guilty of Selling Drugs

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury rejected a Slidell man’s claims that he was a confidential informant for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and found him guilty Thursday (June 4) of two counts of distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), and possession of a firearm by a convicted …
  • Man Admits to Defrauding Company and Spreading Lies about Investors

    Man Admits to Defrauding Company and Spreading Lies about Investors

    COVINGTON—Forty-seven-year-old Richard A. Sharp pled guilty Wednesday (June 3) to racketeering and two felony counts of issuing worthless checks as part of an elaborate scheme to defraud a company and its investors. As part of the plea agreement, Sharp agreed to pay $600,000 in restitution over five years through monthly installments of $10,000. Sharp also …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

    COVINGTON—A 34-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday (June 1) to four counts of possession of child pornography and 20 counts of production of child pornography. The defendant, David Michael Hall, was sentenced by Judge Allison H. Penzato to a total of 40 years in prison—20 years on the possession charges and 20 years on the …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Launches New Website

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Launches New Website

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery launched a new website (www.damontgomery.org) Tuesday (June 2) to provide easy access to news and information about his offices in St. Tammany and Washington parishes. The site is easy to navigate and provides lots of updated and new information about the departments and services offered by the District Attorney’s Office in …
  • St. Tammany Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    St. Tammany Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his representatives recently presented his annual Leadership Award to local students at schools throughout St. Tammany Parish. The students were chosen by their schools for their leadership by example, positive influence on others, and outstanding citizenship. They received a plaque, presented by a representative of the District Attorney’s Office during …
  • Washington Parish –  Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    Washington Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his representatives recently presented his annual Leadership Award to local students at schools throughout Washington Parish. The students were chosen by their schools for their leadership by example, positive influence on others, and outstanding citizenship. They received a plaque, presented by a representative of the District Attorney’s Office during an …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Highlights First 100 Days

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Highlights First 100 Days

    He Praises High-Quality Staff, New Screening Program and Policy Manual In his first 100 days on the job, District Attorney Warren Montgomery has added a diverse group of experienced professionals to his staff, improved the screening of cases for prosecution, and developed a manual that lays out employee benefits, office policies, and ethical guidelines. Montgomery …
  • Two St. Tammany Parish Men Found Guilty of Sex Crimes

    Two St. Tammany Parish Men Found Guilty of Sex Crimes

    COVINGTON—The District Attorney’s Office won back-to-back victories Wednesday (May 20) and Thursday (May 21) when prosecutors got a guilty verdict from a jury and then a guilty plea in two separate cases that involved sex crimes against victims younger than 13. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated just a half-hour Wednesday before finding Lewis E. …
  • Slidell Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    Slidell Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    COVINGTON – A sentencing hearing will be held June 22 for Devin Baham, 24, of Slidell, who was convicted by a St. Tammany Parish jury late Friday (May 15) of manslaughter, aggravated arson, and obstruction of justice for fatally stabbing a woman and setting her apartment on fire to cover up the crime. As a …
  • Let’s Talk About It…

    Let’s Talk About It…

    Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00PM Faith Bible Church 1148 N. Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433 From A. Nathan Young, Pastor of Faith Bible Church In light of the growing unrest and disunity in our country, it is important that we become proactive in our approach to law enforcement and community relations. In the past, we have …
  • 16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON— Sixteen-year-old Eduardo Morales pled guilty Wednesday (May 6) to second-degree murder in the death of a 28-year-old man, who was gunned down during a pre-dawn argument that involved several men in a Slidell neighborhood in August 2013. Morales was charged as an adult and faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for the …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Supports Justice System Study

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Supports Justice System Study

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined other St. Tammany Parish justice system officials in a press conference Wednesday (May 6) as the Northshore Business Council and Metropolitan Crime Commission announced a yearlong study of the criminal justice system in St. Tammany and Washington parishes.   Metropolitan Crime Commission President Rafael Goyeneche said his organization will conduct …
  • Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew Presents at Elder Abuse Training

    Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew Presents at Elder Abuse Training

    Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew gave a dynamic presentation at the Elder Abuse Training For Law Enforcement, sponsored on April 16 by the SALT Council at the National Guard Armory in Covington. SALT (Seniors And Law enforcement Together) offers the training as part of its efforts to combat elder abuse. The session drew law enforcement …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Bogalusa Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Bogalusa Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal in congratulating Sandra Conerly, who received the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award at a luncheon, sponsored by the Bogalusa Rotary Club on April 28. Conerly, who is in charge of security at the Washington Parish courthouse in Franklinton, credited her strong faith in God …
  • Warren Montgomery Speaks at FBI Lunch

    Warren Montgomery Speaks at FBI Lunch

  • Video from Warren Montgomery’s Speech at Leadership St. Tammany Breakfast

    Video from Warren Montgomery’s Speech at Leadership St. Tammany Breakfast

  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Staff Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Staff Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and 18 members of his staff volunteered Saturday (April 18) to participate in Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West’s “Bench, Bar, and Badge Build. ” Despite the rain, volunteers broke into crews and worked indoors, cleaning, painting, installing fixtures, and more inside several homes that are part of a Habitat community …
  • Warren Montgomery throws out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony

    Warren Montgomery throws out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony

    On April 17th, Warren Montgomery threw out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony
  • Mastermind of Credit Card and Check-Cashing Scam Gets 20 Years in Prison

    Mastermind of Credit Card and Check-Cashing Scam Gets 20 Years in Prison

    A 46-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday (April 15) for possession of methamphetamines, Viagra without a prescription and marijuana, and for committing a series of elaborate credit card and check-cashing scams last summer. A St. Tammany Parish jury had found the defendant, Eddie Matthews III, of Baton Rouge, guilty on March …
  • Warren Montgomery Speaks for the Republican Women of Franklinton

    Warren Montgomery Speaks for the Republican Women of Franklinton

    On Thursday, April 16th, District Attorney Warren Montgomery addressed the Republican Women of Franklinton.
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Celebrates STEM Groundbreaking

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Celebrates STEM Groundbreaking

          District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the officials who gathered Friday (April 10) in Lacombe to celebrate the groundbreaking of Northshore Technical Community College’s new headquarters. The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) building, located off Louisiana 434, will become the flagship campus of the community college, now based in Bogalusa. …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Slidell Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Slidell Rotary Club

      District Attorney Warren Montgomery was honored to be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Slidell’s luncheon on Friday, April 10th. Here are some photos of Warren chatting with Slidell Rotarians and their guests.  
  • Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2013 Murder

    Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2013 Murder

    COVINGTON—A 22-year-old Slidell man was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of parole Monday (April 13) for shooting a man to death while trying to rob him of marijuana. The defendant, Felix Adams Jr., had been found guilty on Feb. 12 of second-degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice, in the 2013 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Focuses on Leadership in Breakfast Speech

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Focuses on Leadership in Breakfast Speech

      In his speech at the Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation’s breakfast Thursday, District Attorney Warren Montgomery said good leaders must display courage, articulate their vision and surround themselves with good people—all of which he has tried to do in his first 90 days in office. “Being a leader is showing people the way, articulating …
  • Franklinton Man Convicted of Aggravated Incest

    Franklinton Man Convicted of Aggravated Incest

    FRANKLINTON—-A Washington Parish jury found a 49-year-old Franklinton man guilty on April 2 of aggravated incest, sexual battery, and attempted sexual battery of a child under 13. The defendant, J.D. Thompson, who is a multiple offender, faces 66 to 198 years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair prosecuted the case, which was investigated by …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Home Rule Charter Review Committee Recommendations

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Home Rule Charter Review Committee Recommendations

    Recently, at my request, the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the parish’s two public hospitals have passed resolutions stating that the District Attorney’s Office no longer serves as their legal representative. The Parish Council’s home rule charter review committee on Thursday (April 2) will propose an amendment to the full council—again with my support—that …
  • Franklinton Man Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences in 2008 Murder of Couple

    Franklinton Man Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences in 2008 Murder of Couple

    FRANKLINTON—-A 27-year-old Franklinton man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Wednesday (March 25) in the 2008 murder of two people who were shot to death inside a home that was then set on fire. Judge William J. Knight sentenced the defendant, Jeremy Wilson, after a Washington Parish jury on March 20 found Wilson guilty …
  • Multiple Drug Offender Faces Up To Life In Prison For Heroin Possession

    Multiple Drug Offender Faces Up To Life In Prison For Heroin Possession

      COVINGTON—-A 39-year-old Slidell man who is a multiple drug offender faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment after his conviction this week of heroin possession. A St. Tammany Parish jury on Wednesday (March 18) found Jabari Smith guilty of possession of heroin—his sixth conviction on drug charges. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted …
  • Pearl River Man who Molested a 5-Year-Od Girl Receives 60-Year Sentence

    Pearl River Man who Molested a 5-Year-Od Girl Receives 60-Year Sentence

      COVINGTON—-Darryl Solomon, 38, of Pearl River, pled guilty Tuesday (March 17) to sexual battery of a child under 13 and to being a second felony offender. He was immediately sentenced to 60 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Assistant District Attorneys Joseph Oubre and Jack Hoffstadt handled …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-A 20-year-old man who intentionally rammed the stolen vehicle he was driving into two police cars while trying to flee in Slidell has pled guilty to 14 felony charges in the incident, including two counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. Jevon T. Mitchell, of New Orleans, entered his plea Wednesday …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-A St. Tammany Parish jury on Wednesday (March 11) unanimously found Donald Murphy, 44, of Pearl River, guilty of four counts of production of pornography involving juveniles under 13, one count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor under 17, and one count of unlawful use of a social networking website by a person who …
  • News Release

    News Release

      FRANKLINTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found James Earl, 45, of Franklinton, guilty of manslaughter after a three-day trial that ended at noon Wednesday (March 4). Earl, who has had at least 10 prior felony convictions, faces a minimum of 40 years to life in prison. The jury deliberated 40 …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Daniel Read, age 35 of Slidell, pled guilty on February 24th, 2015, to molestation of a juvenile. 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Read to 20 years in prison without the benefits of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Assistant District Attorneys Jason Cuccia and Julie Knight prosecuted …
  • News Release

    News Release

      FRANKLINTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kendrick Taylor, age 38 of Franklinton, was found guilty on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, of attempted possession of 28 to 200 grams of cocaine. The 12 person Washington Parish Jury deliberated for an hour before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Martin Coady. Assistant District …
  • News Release

    News Release

    CONVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jeremy Wise, age 26 of Slidell, has pled guilty as charged to three drug charges and a home invasion charge. 22nd Judicial District Judge William Burris sentenced Wise to 15 years in prison for possession of marijuana 3rd offense, 5 years in prison for possession of cocaine, and 5 …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Felix Adams, Jr., age 22 of Slidell, was found guilty as charged of second degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice on Thursday, February 12thh, 2015. The twelve member St. Tammany Jury deliberated an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Steven Jermaine Charles, age 36 of Houma, was found guilty as charged today of aggravated flight from an officer. The twelve member St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated one hour before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia prosecuted the State’s …
  • News Release

    News Release

    CONVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Douglas Casborn, age 54 of Slidell, pled guilty as charged on Monday, February 9th, 2015, to aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway, and possession of cocaine. Casborn also pled guilty as charged to two counts of first degree robbery. 22nd Judicial District Judge William Knight …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that the St. Tammany Parish Grand jury met today and returned true bills on three defendants in two cases. Chief of Trials Ronnie Gracianette presented the cases to the Grand Jury Clayton Maricle, age 17 of Slidell, and Marty Anderson, age 41 of Slidell were arrested in January 2015 …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Barbara Sequeira, age 57 of Lacombe, was found guilty as charged today of possession of a legend drug. The six person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated 30 minutes before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Ad Hoc Donald Fendlason. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Oubre prosecuted the …
  • Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    COVINGTON—–District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Joan Hartman, age 56 of Slidell, was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  The twelve person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated nearly two hours before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner.  Assistant District Attorneys Jason Cuccia and Nick Noriea, Jr. were …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Forcible Rape

    Man Pleads Guilty to Forcible Rape

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Bert Jones, age 24 of Slidell, pled guilty on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, to two counts of forcible rape, 1 count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and 1 count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor.   22nd Judicial District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Jones to 50 years in prison …
  • Man Found Guilty of Drug Charge

    Man Found Guilty of Drug Charge

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Prentice Wallace, age 31of Slidell, was found guilty on Thursday, January 15th, 2015, of attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  A twelve person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Allison Penzato.  Wallace was charged …

 

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  • Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    Jury Finds Woman Guilty of Killing Best Friend’s Fiancé

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Margaret Stockstill, 33, of Franklinton, guilty of second degree murder in the death of her best friend’s fiancé.  Stockstill faces a mandatory life sentence when she appears before District Judge Peter J. Garcia for sentencing Aug. 16. …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    Grand Jury Indicts Father Accused of Killing Infant Son

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Corey Michael Nauck, 25, of Folsom, Thursday (June 14) of first degree murder in the death of his seven-month-old son. Nauck is accused of beating the infant, who had been left in his care at the …
  • Five People Indicted in February Murders of Two Pearl River Friends

    Five People Indicted in February Murders of Two Pearl River Friends

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 14, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted four people Thursday (June 14) in the kidnapping and murders of two Pearl River residents in February and another person with assisting after the fact. The defendants and their charges are: • Jason David Landry, 18, …
  • Mandeville Man Is Found Guilty of Domestic Abuse Battery

    Mandeville Man Is Found Guilty of Domestic Abuse Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Vincent Pierce, 39, of Mandeville, was convicted Monday of domestic abuse battery for attacking a woman in 2015. District Judge Scott Gardner, who issued the ruling, sentenced Pierce to six months in jail with all but one month suspended for the misdemeanor conviction. …
  • Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    Jury Convicts Bogalusa Man of Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Latimore C. Thompson, 31, of Bogalusa, guilty Wednesday (May 23) of domestic abuse aggravated assault. District Judge William Knight also found Thompson guilty on a separate charge of domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor that can be tried only …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years for Manslaughter in Woman’s 2016 Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Charles Joseph Mixon, 43, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and obstruction of justice in the 2016 shooting death of a woman whose body was burned beyond recognition. Keri G. Stewart, 43, of Bogalusa, Mixon’s girlfriend at the time, also pleaded guilty to …
  • Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    Bogalusa Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Raping 5-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Donald R. Stone, 64, of Bogalusa pleaded guilty Monday (May 21) to the second degree rape of a victim under 13. District Judge William Knight sentenced Stone to 30 years in prison. Between Jan. 1 and April 26 in 2016, Stone raped a …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Men in Woman’s Heroin Death

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted two men—Oren Bowens, 39, of Slidell, and Warren Brown, 26, of Pearl River—with second degree murder Thursday (May 17) in the case of a 23-year-old woman who died after ingesting heroin. Bowens is also charged with …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    Grand Jury Indicts Texas Man In Rape, Molestation Of Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Harold A. Butler, Jr., 45, of Jefferson Parish, with aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and the molestation of a juvenile under his care or custody in incidents involving two victims. Butler is accused of …
  • District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

    District Attorney Adds Charges to 3 Men in Mount Hermon Shooting Spree

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (May 18) that he has added seven more counts to the charges against three young men accused of shooting homes and businesses in the Mount Hermon area before dawn in April last year. The men—Bailey Koon, 18, of Franklinton; Dakota Tetreau, 20, of …
  • 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. …
  • DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety

    DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety

    DA Warren Montgomery writes letter to the Editor April 30, 2018 – Citizens deserve peace and safety.  Click this link to read the letter. http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_dc84c1ea-48b5-11e8-afb3-efefbb58c0a8.html
  • Sixteen People Charged With Racketeering In Counterfeit Check Scheme

    Sixteen People Charged With Racketeering In Counterfeit Check Scheme

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery hosted a press conference Friday (April 27) at 10:30 a.m. to announce the indictment of 16 suspects, charged with racketeering and 89 counts of bank fraud for an alleged check counterfeiting operation. The indictments, returned April 19, were the result of a yearlong investigation by …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery releases Income & Expenses Analysis for his Office

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery releases Income & Expenses Analysis for his Office

    Shared here by the District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office are the Income & Expenses Analysis pie charts for the years 2015-2018. 2015 Pie 2016 PIe 2017 Pie 2018 Pie
  • D.A. Montgomery – Special Guest at N.S. Legal Secretaries Association

    D.A. Montgomery – Special Guest at N.S. Legal Secretaries Association

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was honored to be the special guest last night at the meeting of the Northshore Legal Secretaries Association.
  • Metairie Woman Pleads Guilty to DWI

    Metairie Woman Pleads Guilty to DWI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Olivia Matte, 27, of Metairie, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (first offense) and improper lane usage Tuesday (April 24), after District Judge William Knight rejected her attempts to delay the case. Knight sentenced Matte to a suspended six-month jail sentence, enrollment in …
  • Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    Jury Finds Slidell Woman Guilty Of Stealing Identity From Social Media

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Cindy T. White, 41, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (April 18) of theft of identity over $1,000 for stealing another woman’s identity via social media. White faces up to 10 years when she is sentenced by District Judge …
  • Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty to Series of Arsons in Bogalusa

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Herman A. Thomas, 44, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (April 16) to one count of aggravated arson and eight counts of simple arson for igniting a series of fires in Bogalusa over two years. District Judge William “Rusty” Knight sentenced Thomas to six …
  • Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    Community Gathers At Franklinton Courthouse To Recognize Crime Victims

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 FRANKLINTON—Victims of crime, their supporters, service providers, public officials, and other community members joined District Attorney Warren Montgomery for a ceremony that his office hosted Thursday (April 12) in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). The event, held at the Washington Parish courthouse, opened outside with …
  • Covington Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Rape and Child Pornography Possession

    Covington Man Gets 60 Years In Prison For Rape and Child Pornography Possession

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jackson Richard Miller, 50, of Covington, pleaded guilty Thursday (April 12) to forcible rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13, obstruction of justice, and 164 counts of possession of child pornography. District Judge August J. Hand sentenced Miller to a total of …
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Powerful Event in Washington Parish

    National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – Powerful Event in Washington Parish

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery wishes to thank all who participated in the ceremony his office hosted yesterday at the Washington Parish Courthouse in Franklinton as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14). It was a poignant event and powerful reminder that the victims and survivors of crime are why we do what we …
  • STPPS 2018-2019 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

    STPPS 2018-2019 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

    Three teachers and three principals have been selected as the 2018-2019 St. Tammany Parish Public School System Teachers and Principals of the Year. Named as 2018-2019 District Teachers of the Year are Malinda Meyer, Folsom Elementary in the Elementary Division; Lauren Bethancourt, Boyet Junior High in the Middle/Junior High Division; and Dr. Todd Tarifa, Northshore …
  • National Crime Victims Rights’ Week – At the Justice Center

    National Crime Victims Rights’ Week – At the Justice Center

    Thanks to the organizations that set up stations at the Justice Center in Covington this week as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 8-14) to provide information about their services. The service providers included Safe Harbor, Children’s Advocacy Center-Hope House, and Metropolitan Center for Women and Children.  
  • Folsom Man Gets Life in Prison for Rape of 11-Year-Old

    Folsom Man Gets Life in Prison for Rape of 11-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Victor Galan, 38, of Folsom, was found guilty Thursday (April 5) of aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl.  Galan requested a trial without a jury before District Judge August J. Hand, who rendered the guilty verdict and sentenced Galan to mandatory life in …
  • Domestic homicide spike spurs St. Tammany Parish group

    Domestic homicide spike spurs St. Tammany Parish group

    Domestic violence is on the rise.  Last year was a violent one in St. Tammany Parish, with a record number of homicides. Authorities say many of those killings stemmed from domestic violence. Now, in an effort to reduce the number of domestic violence and sexual assault cases, several St. Tammany Parish law enforcement agencies are meeting to coordinate …
  • Covington Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

    Covington Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Gregory Allen Schwaner, 51, of Covington, guilty Wednesday (March 28) of two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile. The jury of nine men and three women deliberated about two hours before returning the guilty verdict to …
  • Slidell Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    Slidell Man Gets 40 Years In Prison for Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jose David Raibstein, 61, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (March 26) to forcible rape of a 12-year-old girl.  District Judge August Hand sentenced Raibstein to 40 years in prison. The victim was visiting Raibstein’s home in May 2013, when he raped her during …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Kill Wife

    Bogalusa Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Kill Wife

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Hortman, 52, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Tuesday (March 27) to attempted second degree murder. District Judge William J. Knight sentenced him to 10 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The crime occurred Sept. 29, …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Tennessee Man In Accident That Killed Motorist

    Grand Jury Indicts Tennessee Man In Accident That Killed Motorist

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Curtis Osko, 31, of Indian Mound, Tennessee, Thursday (March 22) with careless operation of a vehicle, which resulted in a crash that killed a driver last year. The accident occurred on April 19, 2017, when Osko …
  • Lacombe Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder in Beating Death of His Father

    Lacombe Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder in Beating Death of His Father

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Casey Emile Melerine, 27, of Lacombe, Thursday (March 22) on a charge of second degree murder in the death of his father in Lacombe last year. Melerine is accused in the beating death of his father, …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man for First Degree Rape

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Hammond Man for First Degree Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Anwar Damine Ruffin, 40, of Hammond Thursday (March 22) of first degree rape and sexual battery of a victim under 13. Ruffin is accused of raping and committing sexual battery upon an 11-year-old girl in early …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Mandeville Man In Death of His Estranged Wife

    Grand Jury Indicts Mandeville Man In Death of His Estranged Wife

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted George David Dargis, Jr., 39, of Mandeville, Thursday (March 22) of second degree murder in the death of his estranged wife and several other charges related to an alleged crime spree afterward. Dargis is accused of …
  • Jury Finds Ponchatoula Woman Guilty in 5th DWI

    Jury Finds Ponchatoula Woman Guilty in 5th DWI

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018  COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Hollie Ramirez-Power, 37, of Ponchatoula, guilty Wednesday (March 21) of driving while intoxicated—4th or subsequent offense, which is a felony.  Ramirez-Power is set to be sentenced by District Judge William Burris on March 29, and she faces …
  • LA Supreme Court grants oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case vs St. Tammany Parish

    LA Supreme Court grants oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case vs St. Tammany Parish

    The Louisiana Supreme Court has granted oral arguments in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s civil case against St. Tammany Parish government, regarding civil representation of the parish.  Oral arguments have been set for April 30th at 2:00 PM. Click below to read the four briefs that have been filed in the case. District Attorney’s Original Brief to …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Announces Interagency Domestic Violence Team

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Announces Interagency Domestic Violence Team

    March 21, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office is leading an effort to form an interagency team of law enforcement officers, probation and parole officials, and service providers to coordinate and improve their response to domestic violence and sexual assault cases in St. Tammany Parish. The group, which will be called the …
  • D.A. Comments on article from the Denver Post regarding legalization of marijuana.

    D.A. Comments on article from the Denver Post regarding legalization of marijuana.

    I found this article interesting and is one of the reasons I oppose legalization of marijuana at this time.
  • Our Office Would Like to Acknowledge and Congratulate St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

    Our Office Would Like to Acknowledge and Congratulate St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

    March 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications 985.898.3244/ Meredith.Mendez@stpsb.org Stpps recognized for excellence in school safety and prevention   Crimestoppers has recognized St. Tammany Parish Public Schools for its diligence in student safety with their Excellence in School Safety and Prevention Award. STPPS and Superintendent Trey Folse were honored Thursday …
  • Mississippi Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl

    Mississippi Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lloyd Joseph Weysham, 62, of Kiln, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday (March 14) to sexual battery of a victim under 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Weysham to 50 years in prison. The victim, an 8-year-old girl, had been left in Weysham’s care in …
  • DA Montgomery appeared on the Lake 3.15.18

    DA Montgomery appeared on the Lake 3.15.18

    Please listen to DA Montgomery on the Lake 3.15.18. He talks about a pair of bills being advanced by local lawmakers that he said are needed. He also discussed local schools and the issue of school violence. Click on the audio file below. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/da-warren.mp3
  • Folsom Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of 4-Year-Old

    Folsom Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of 4-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Scott A. Barr, 28, formerly of Folsom, guilty Friday (March 9) of two counts of sexual battery. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count when he is sentenced by District Judge Scott Gardner. …
  • D. A. Montgomery’s Letter to the Editor of New Orleans Advocate – Sending St. Tammany deputy case to attorney general prudent, fair

    D. A. Montgomery’s Letter to the Editor of New Orleans Advocate – Sending St. Tammany deputy case to attorney general prudent, fair

    I am writing in response to James Gill’s column concerning alleged criminal acts by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. At the outset, I want to communicate my appreciation, respect, and thanks to The Advocate and WWL-TV for bringing these allegations to my attention. No one is above the law, and everyone is …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 9-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 9-Year-Old

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Kendrick L. Baker, 27, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Baker is accused of raping a 9-year-old girl in February 2017.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 12-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man for Rape of 12-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Louis J. Crawford, III, 29, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Crawford is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in July 2017.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Franklinton Man for Rape of 8-Year-Old

    Grand Jury Indicts Franklinton Man for Rape of 8-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Andrew Fonz Hunt, 41, of Franklinton, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and molestation of a juvenile. Hunt is accused of molesting and then raping a girl from the time …
  • Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery

    Bogalusa Man Pleads Guilty and Gets 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Amos A. Beliew, 36, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 26) to two counts of sexual battery and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Beliew to 10 years on each count, and the …
  • Franklinton Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping 14-year-old Girl

    Franklinton Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping 14-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2018 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael J. Fox, 53, of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 26) to second degree rape for raping a 14-year-old girl. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Fox to 20 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Fox had been doing handyman …
  • Pontchatoula Man Gets 99 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    Pontchatoula Man Gets 99 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 27, 2018 COVINGTON — District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Ross Patrick Bernard, Sr., 41, of Ponchatoula, interrupted the second day of his trial Tuesday (Feb. 27) by pleading guilty to two counts of forcible rape, seven counts of sexual battery, and one count of failure to make required notification as a sex …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man in Death of Lacombe Woman

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Man in Death of Lacombe Woman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 23, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Leslie Davis, Jr., on charges of manslaughter, obstruction of justice, and accessory after the fact in the death of a Lacombe woman last year. Davis, 56, of Slidell, is accused in the death of Krystle L. …
  • Former Teacher/Scout Leader Gets 55 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Children

    Former Teacher/Scout Leader Gets 55 Years in Prison for Sex Crimes Involving Children

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 22, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, a former teacher, church and scout leader, was sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Before the …
  • Mandeville Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Forcible Rape of Two Juveniles

    Mandeville Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Forcible Rape of Two Juveniles

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that David Joseph Murray, 50, of Mandeville, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 20) to two counts of forcible rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Murray to 40 years each on the rape counts and 20 years on …
  • Man Who Robbed Slidell Restaurant Pleads Guilty and Gets 35 Years in Prison

    Man Who Robbed Slidell Restaurant Pleads Guilty and Gets 35 Years in Prison

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Michael Troy Donato, 26, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 20) to two counts of attempted first degree murder, four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. District Judge Martin Coady …
  • Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    Jury Finds Folsom Man Guilty of Attempted Molestation and Aggravated Incest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Todd Bennett, 30, of Folsom, guilty Friday (Feb. 9) of attempted molestation of a juvenile and aggravated incest of a victim under 13. He faces 25 to 99 years in prison when he is sentenced March 27 …
  • Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    Jury Finds St. Tammany Parish Jail Inmate Guilty of Obscenity

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 8, 2018 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Stanton Guillory, 23, an inmate at the St. Tammany Parish jail, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 7) of three counts of obscenity.  Guillory is scheduled for sentencing by District Judge Raymond Childress on Feb. 22. At the time that …
  • Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    Lacombe Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2018 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a ST. TAMMANY jury found Christopher Wayne Mullen, 44 years of age, from the town of Lacombe guilty of one count of Aggravated Rape and guilty of one count of Molestation of a Juvenile. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced …
  • Grand Jury Indicts 20-Year-old Man for Manslaughter

    Grand Jury Indicts 20-Year-old Man for Manslaughter

    Jan. 16, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Frank William Beckendorf, III, 20, of Slidell, Thursday (Jan. 11) of manslaughter in the shooting death of a man last September. Beckendorf  is charged with shooting to death Brett O. McCraney at an apartment complex in Slidell on Sept. 24 last year.
  • Covington Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder

    Covington Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder

    Jan. 16, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Cesar Roy Ronald Rivas Castillo, 38, of Covington, Thursday (Jan. 11) of second degree murder in the death of  a man found in a vehicle on Airport Road north of Covington last September. Castillo is charged with shooting to death Felipe Arnoldo Rodriguez Saucedo, who …
  • Thursday 1/18  – The D.A.’s Office will not open until 11 AM on this date due to inclement weather

    Thursday 1/18 – The D.A.’s Office will not open until 11 AM on this date due to inclement weather

  • NOTICE — NOTICE D.A. OFFICE CLOSING – Tuesday 1/16 at 3:30 PM to Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 AM due to inclement weather.

    NOTICE — NOTICE D.A. OFFICE CLOSING – Tuesday 1/16 at 3:30 PM to Thursday 1/18 at 8:00 AM due to inclement weather.

  • All D.A. Offices are Open Today – 1/16/18

    All D.A. Offices are Open Today – 1/16/18

  • Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    Former Teacher and Scout Leader Convicted of Child Pornography and Molestation

    December 15, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dennis C. Mischler, 65, of Covington, guilty of two counts of oral sexual battery, molestation of a juvenile, and 54 counts of pornography involving juveniles. The jury deliberated 58 minutes before returning the verdict to District Judge August. J. Hand. …
  • Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 12, 2017 Covington Man Convicted in Hotel Murder Last Fall COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Demetri Antonio James, 20, of Covington, guilty of second degree murder for shooting a man to death in a Covington motel last year. James faces a mandatory life sentence …
  • December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    December 8th – Offices Open Until 11:30 AM

    The Office of the District Attorney, St. Tammany Parish will be open today, December 8th from 8AM-11:30AM.
  • Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

    Mandeville Snowball Stand Owner Pleads Guilty to Paying Teen Girls for Sex Acts

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 4, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Barton Fortune, 57, owner of a Mandeville snowball stand, pleaded guilty as charged Monday (Dec. 4) to paying four teenage girls money and drugs for sexual favors. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced him to a total of 15 years in prison. …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2017 D.A. Warren Montgomery Helps Nearly 100 People Get Fresh Start with Expungements A new program implemented by District Attorney Warren Montgomery assisted nearly 100 men and women in getting a fresh start by clearing old arrests and convictions for relatively minor crimes from their criminal records. The Fresh Start …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery Of 4-year-old and Producing Child Porn

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery Of 4-year-old and Producing Child Porn

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 30, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William Harvey Watson, 24, of Slidell, pleaded guilty as charged Monday (Nov. 27) to all charges, including sexual battery of a victim under 13, as well as 250 counts of possession of child pornography and 27 counts of production of child pornography of …
  • Bogalusa Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery

    Bogalusa Man Indicted on Second Degree Murder, Armed Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 29, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Dakeithan D. Matthews, 22, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Nov. 28) on charges of second degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm. Matthews is accused of shooting to death Jon Kelly Smith, of Lumberton, Mississippi, and using the …
  • Pearl River Man Indicted on Rape and Hundreds of Child Porn Charges;  His Wife Also Charged   

    Pearl River Man Indicted on Rape and Hundreds of Child Porn Charges; His Wife Also Charged  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted David Allen Hammond, Jr., 39, of Pearl River, Thursday (Nov. 16) on first degree rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13, oral sexual battery, 500 counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and 300 counts …
  • Franklinton Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Rape in Home Invasion

    Franklinton Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Rape in Home Invasion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 17, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Deonta Miller, 18, of Franklinton, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Nov. 14) to second degree rape, second degree kidnapping, and aggravated burglary in a home invasion last year in Franklinton. Miller, whose trial was set to begin Tuesday, was sentenced by District Judge William Knight …
  • Pearl River Man Convicted of Robbery for April Crime Spree

    Pearl River Man Convicted of Robbery for April Crime Spree

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Elliott W. Galloway, 43, of Pearl River, of two counts of first degree robbery and one count of attempted simple robbery for a crime spree he committed in April. Galloway, a multiple offender, faces 40 years to …
  • Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Girls

    Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting Two Girls

    Nov. 9, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Adam Parenti, 44, of Mandeville, pleaded guilty Monday (Nov. 6) to one count of molestation of a juvenile and two related sex offenses. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Parenti to 25 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender. One of the victims was …
  • Former Memory Care Facility Cook Sentenced to 12 Years for Rape

    Former Memory Care Facility Cook Sentenced to 12 Years for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jerry Kan, 59, a former cook at a memory-care facility in Mandeville, was sentenced Wednesday (Nov. 8) to 12 years in prison for raping a woman who lived there. District Judge William Burris ordered that Kan serve the sentence for third-degree rape without …
  • Montgomery’s Team Takes First Place at “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser

    Montgomery’s Team Takes First Place at “Men Who Cook” Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery teamed with The Shack restaurant, 1204 W. 21st Ave., Covington, for the annual “Men Who Cook” fundraiser Sunday and walked away with the first place “Judges’ Choice” award. The award-winning dish, prepared by co-owner and chef Thomas LoPresti, was brisket machaca over creamy provolone polenta. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy …
  • Mandeville Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting Three Girls

    Mandeville Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting Three Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 8, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville was sentenced Monday (Nov. 6) to 30 years in prison for the sexual battery of a victim under 13 and 10 years each for two counts of molestation of a juvenile. The sentences are to be served at …
  • Slidell Man Gets Life in Prison for Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

    Slidell Man Gets Life in Prison for Raping 6-Year-Old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 3, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jack Conklin, 61, of Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday (Nov. 2) for the aggravated rape of a 6-year-old girl. District Judge August Hand also sentenced Conklin to 50 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of …
  • Mississippi Man Found Guilty in Slidell Burglary and Attack

    Mississippi Man Found Guilty in Slidell Burglary and Attack

    Oct. 30, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Brian Henry Pittman, 34, of Picayune, Miss., guilty last Wednesday (Oct. 25) of aggravated battery, attempted armed robbery, and simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling for an incident two years ago. Pittman is set for sentencing before District Judge Richard …
  • Covington Man Sentenced To Six Years in Prison for Domestic Abuse

    Covington Man Sentenced To Six Years in Prison for Domestic Abuse

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Christopher P. Thomas, 23, of Covington, pleaded guilty last Wednesday (Oct. 25) to domestic abuse battery (third offense) and was sentenced to five years in prison. Thomas had been on probation for prior domestic abuse charges, but District Judge William Burris revoked his probation and sentenced …
  • Lacombe Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

    Lacombe Man Charged With Rape, Burglary

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Ronald Douglas Moore, Jr., 25, of Lacombe, on charges of first degree rape and aggravated burglary with battery. Moore is accused of entering a home on Monroe Street in Mandeville without authorization and raping a …
  • Grand Jury Charges Pearl River Man with Second Degree Murder

    Grand Jury Charges Pearl River Man with Second Degree Murder

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Joseph Adam Thibodeaux, III, 25, of Pearl River, on charges of second degree murder and domestic abuse aggravated assault with child endangerment. Thibodeaux is accused of killing Douglas James Evans, Jr., in an incident on …
  • Seventeen-Year-Old Indicted In Stepfather’s Murder

    Seventeen-Year-Old Indicted In Stepfather’s Murder

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Oct. 26) indicted Daniel T. Hamilton, 17, of Ragley, La., with second degree murder in the death of his stepfather. Hamilton is accused of killing James K. Hamilton between March 4, 2016, and March 7, 2016, in the …
  • Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Malfeasance

    Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Malfeasance

    Oct. 27, 2017 District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announce the indictment and arrest Thursday (Oct. 26) of a former Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigator charged with malfeasance in office. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jordan Anthony Hollenbeck, 33, of Slidell, an investigator assigned to the narcotics unit, on …
  • Former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Distributing Marijuana, Malfeasance

    Former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Distributing Marijuana, Malfeasance

    Oct. 27, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announce the indictment and arrest Thursday (Oct. 26) of a former Sheriff’s Office deputy, charged with distribution of marijuana and malfeasance in office. A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Deputy Kenneth Szalajeski, 35, of Folsom, on two counts of distribution …
  • Domestic Violence Month 2017

    Domestic Violence Month 2017

  • Washington Parish Fair

    Washington Parish Fair

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery had the pleasure of meeting Washington Parish Fair Queen Kayla McGee  today  at the Washington Parish Fair.
  • THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, Monday October 9th 2017

    THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, Monday October 9th 2017

  • Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man in 2015 Murder

    Grand Jury Indicts Bogalusa Man in 2015 Murder

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 27, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Brandon Odell Lotts, 31, of Bogalusa, Tuesday (Sept. 26) of second degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and five counts of possession with the intent to …
  • Clean Your Record on Fresh Start Day!

    Clean Your Record on Fresh Start Day!

    Please click on this link to access the D.A.’s Fresh Start Day Flyer. Expungement Flyer
  • Pearl River Man Indicted in Killing of Ex-Wife and Her Boyfriend

    Pearl River Man Indicted in Killing of Ex-Wife and Her Boyfriend

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21, 2017 District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jason Matthew Magee, III, 37, of Pearl River, Thursday (Sept. 21) on two counts of first degree murder. Magee is accused of shooting his ex-wife, Jennifer W. Magee, and her boyfriend, Donald A. Gros, to death …
  • Slidell Man Found Guilty of Raping Girl, 6, and Producing Child Porn

    Slidell Man Found Guilty of Raping Girl, 6, and Producing Child Porn

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 20, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Jack Conklin, 61, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Sept. 15) of aggravated rape, sexual battery of a victim under 13, and production of pornography involving juveniles. Conklin faces mandatory life in prison when he is sentenced Nov. 2 …
  • Slidell Man Convicted of Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    Slidell Man Convicted of Molesting 8-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 13, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Latroy O. Simmons, 26, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Sept. 8) of molestation of a juvenile. He faces 25 to 99 years when sentenced Nov. 2 by District Judge Reginald Badeaux. Simmons was staying with the family of …
  • Franklinton Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl Gets Life Sentence

    Franklinton Man Who Raped 5-year-old Girl Gets Life Sentence

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               Sept. 12, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lance Grandison, 32, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to mandatory life in …
  • Washington Parish Grand Jury Indicts Two Men on Rape Charges

    Washington Parish Grand Jury Indicts Two Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               August 31, 2017 FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish grand jury indicted two men Tuesday (Aug. 29) in separate rape cases. The defendants and their charges are as follows: Gary W. Mayfield, …
  • Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell

    Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         August 25, 2017 Mississippi Man Indicted in Rape of 8-year-old in Slidell COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Lloyd Joseph Weysham, 61, of Kiln, Mississippi, Thursday (August 24) of first degree rape of a victim under 13. Weysham is …
  • Jury Finds Memory-Care Facility’s Cook Guilty of Raping Resident

    Jury Finds Memory-Care Facility’s Cook Guilty of Raping Resident

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          Aug. 11, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Jerry Kan, 59, a former cook at a memory-care facility in Mandeville, guilty Thursday (Aug. 10) of …
  • Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl

    Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Lance Grandison, 32, of Franklinton, guilty Aug. 10 of raping a 5-year-old girl about six years ago. Grandison faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man on Rape, Child Pornography

    Grand Jury Indicts Covington Man on Rape, Child Pornography

    Aug. 14, 2017                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jackson Richard Miller, 49, of Covington, Monday of 164 …
  • D.A. speaks at Expungement Clinic

    D.A. speaks at Expungement Clinic

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Sonjanita Jordan, President of the New Orleans Paralegal Association, were among those who participated in the “Know Your Rights” expungement clinic, sponsored by Louisiana United International and the NAACP on July 15 in Slidell. The paralegal association volunteered its legal services, and Mr. Montgomery was one of the speakers.
  • Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 25, 2017 Slidell Man Convicted of First Degree Robbery and Obstruction of Justice COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kyran Javon Vaughn, 20, of Slidell, was convicted Friday (July 21) of first degree robbery and obstruction of justice for stealing an iPad from a man at gunpoint last September. Vaughn, who …
  • Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    Jury Finds Lacombe Man Guilty of Armed Robbery

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Kendell Cagler, 36, of Lacombe, guilty last Thursday (July 20) of armed robbery and being a convicted felon with a firearm for stealing a car from a woman in 2015. Cagler, who has three prior drug convictions, is scheduled to be sentenced by …
  • Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    Former St. Tammany Recreation District Director Charged With Theft

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Anthony Benson Andre, 58, former director of St. Tammany Parish Recreation District No. 4, was charged Thursday (July 20) with theft over $750 but less than $5,000 for the alleged misuse of district funds. The charges stem from an investigative report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, which found …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    Grand Jury Indicts Slidell Dad with First Degree Murder in Infant’s Death

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Anthony Dearmas, 25, of Slidell, with first degree murder Thursday (July 20) in the death of his 7-week-old son in May. The baby had been left in Dearmas’ care and was found to be unresponsive when police arrived at a Slidell home …
  • Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

    Tammany Trace in the Running for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Prestigious National Hall of Fame

      Join Us in Voting for the Tammany Trace! Fans of the Tammany Trace urged to support the rail-trail during a public voting period July 12-16; winner to be announced July 19. Click here for more information:  Rails to Trails Hall of Fame Nomination
  • DA Blood Drive for Steve Scalise

    DA Blood Drive for Steve Scalise

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery is sponsoring a blood drive for Congressman Steve Scalise. Thursday, July 27th from 11:30 – 3:30 701 N. Columbia Street – Covington Blood Center Bus – South Side Congressman Steve Scalise is now in fair condition after having undergone three surgeries requiring multiple transfusions and more surgeries are expected. Now is the …
  • D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Discusses Domestic Violence Division on The Lake 94.7

    On June 15, 2017 D.A. Montgomery caught up with Rick Clasen of The Lake 94.7 to discuss the Domestic Violence Division of the District Attorney’s Office.
  • Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    Franklinton Man Gets 15 Years for Armed Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lavarion Savon Jefferson, 18, of Franklinton, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for armed robbery with a firearm. Judge Pro Tempore Don Fendlason sentenced Jefferson on June 12 to 10 years …
  • Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    Former Fontainebleau High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molesting Student

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that William L. Leto, 38, of Bush, a former math teacher and assistant girls’ basketball coach at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, pleaded guilty Monday (June 19) to molestation of a juvenile by a teacher. District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr., sentenced Leto to five …
  • ADA talks about Elder abuse with Spud on WLAE TV

    ADA talks about Elder abuse with Spud on WLAE TV

    22nd Judicial District attorney Harold Bartholomew talks about elder abuse.
  • Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty After Weeklong Second-Degree Murder Trial

    Mandeville Man Pleads Guilty After Weeklong Second-Degree Murder Trial

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 COVINGTON—A Mandeville man abruptly ended his second degree murder trial Friday (June 9) by pleading guilty in the death of his ex-wife on her birthday in 2012. District Judge August J. Hand then sentenced the defendant, Calvin B. Jefferson, 46, to a mandatory sentence of life in prison. “The …
  • St. Tammany Grand Jury Returns Four Indictments

    St. Tammany Grand Jury Returns Four Indictments

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (June 8) returned the following indictments: • Jake Mills, 20, of Mandeville, of second degree murder in the death of Vincent A. Cuccia on or about March 18, 2017. • Margaret Camaille Stockstill, 32, of …
  • Home of the Free

    Home of the Free

    Mr. Terrell’s shirt says it all: “Home of the Free. Because of the Brave.” At 97 years old, Mr. Terrell is walking history. He and his brother stormed Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion. They are St. Tammany Parish residents, remarkable men, American heroes.
  • Memorial Day Service

    Memorial Day Service

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery attended the Memorial Day service at the Justice Center in Covington. He is pictured here with Hailey Ogden, who is “Miss Poppy,” and Madelyn Ogden, “Little Miss Poppy” for Unit 16 of the American Legion Auxiliary. Hailey did a beautiful job singing the National Anthem, and both girls led the crowd …
  • D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    D.A Presents Award in Franklinton

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented an outstanding achievement award to Franklinton Jr. High School student Jordan McKenzie. Each year, Mr. Montgomery recognizes students at junior high and high schools in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes for their excellence. The students are selected by school administrators for outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, and leadership.
  • Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Molesting Three Girls 10 to 20 Years Ago

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announces that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Dwayne Callahan, 55, of Mandeville, guilty Wednesday (May 24) of sexual battery of a victim under 13 and two counts of molestation of a juvenile for incidents that occurred 10 to 20 years ago. Callahan faces from …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to 500 Child Pornography Counts

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lanier D. Lively, 74, of Slidell, pleaded guilty last Tuesday (May 16) to 500 counts of child pornography involving juveniles under 13 years old. District Judge Raymond Childress scheduled Lively’s sentencing for July 3. The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and the State Police …
  • Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    Former Washington Parish Fire Official Pleads Guilty to Forgery, Theft

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   May 8, 2017                             COVINGTON—Timothy P. Duncan, 53, of Angie, a former member of …
  • Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    Bogalusa Man Indicted in Death of Teen from Synthetic Marijuana

    May 3, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Jami D. Cooper, 33, of Bogalusa, with second degree murder Tuesday (May 2) in the death of a teenager found unresponsive in a Covington ditch after smoking synthetic marijuana. Cooper is accused of distributing the drug through a middle man to the 17-year-old, who died …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 5-year-old Girl in Abita Springs   

    Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 5-year-old Girl in Abita Springs  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Larry W. Robinson, Jr., 46, of Houston, pleaded guilty Monday (April 24) to the forcible rape of a 5-year-old girl three years ago. As part of the plea agreement, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison without the benefit of parole and …
  • East Baton Rouge D.A. Reveals Results of LSU Study of “Nonviolent Convictions”

    East Baton Rouge D.A. Reveals Results of LSU Study of “Nonviolent Convictions”

    Please click on the links below to access these documents. To the Citizens of East Baton Rouge To the Citizens of East Baton Rouge
  • D.A. Montgomery Explains Stance on Criminal Justice Reform

    D.A. Montgomery Explains Stance on Criminal Justice Reform

     Please click on the below link to access this letter. LettertotheEditor-4.24.17
  • Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty of Distributing Narcotics

    Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty of Distributing Narcotics

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Henry James McMillan, 66, of Angie, guilty Thursday (April 20) of distribution of oxycodone during an undercover operation two years ago. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 8 by Pro Temp Judge Donald Fendlason. McMillan was arrested …
  • District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment

    District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment

    Please read this legislative report published by the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association. District Attorneys Support Justice Reinvestment
  • Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    Career Criminal Gets Life Sentence for Second-Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Larry Bickham, 60, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (April 17) to life in prison. Bickham, who had more than 10 prior felony convictions and four misdemeanor convictions, was on probation in 2014, when he exposed his 17-month-old daughter to cocaine, which landed her …
  • New Veterans Court!

    New Veterans Court!

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined District Judge Raymond Childress, other court and parish officials, and veterans yesterday in announcing a new Veterans Court in St. Tammany Parish. Childress will preside over newest specialty court, which is aimed at helping offenders who are veterans with addiction or mental health issues get the help they need to …
  • Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Two Girls

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jeremy M. Guild, 27, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday (March 20) to two counts of forcible rape for raping two girls, ages 5 and 7 at the time. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Guild to 40 years in prison and lifetime registration …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Slidell Men on Rape Charges

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (March 16) indicted John Colvert Braxton, 35, and Charles Michael Morgan, 56, both of Slidell, on aggravated rape charges in separate cases. Braxton is accused of raping a child on many occasions, beginning in 2013, when she was 10 years old.  …
  • Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    Slidell Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2017 COVINGTON—Charles J. O’Neill, 38, of Slidell, has pleaded guilty to second degree rape. District Judge Martin E. Coady sentenced him to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and required O’Neill to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender. O’Neill invited the victim to his …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    D.A. Warren Montgomery visited The Lake 94.7

    DA Warren Montgomery stopped by for a wide ranging conversation about what his office has been up to. You can hear more in the interview below.  
  • D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    D.A.’s Office Participates in Covington H.S. Career Day

    Volunteers from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office participated recently in a Career Day at Covington High School.  Assistant District Attorney Bruce Dearing spoke to students about his job as a prosecutor, and Communications Director Lisa Frazier Page discussed journalism. Page’s husband, a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal, also talked about federal law enforcement.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    Grand Jury Indicts Five People in Fatal Slidell Shooting

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 21, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted five people Friday (Feb. 17) with second degree murder and other charges related to a Slidell shoot-out that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man in January. The shooting occurred Jan. 8 when two parties …
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    Grand Jury Indicts Two Former Franco’s Athletic Club Workers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 17, 2017 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith announced the indictment and arrest of  two former Franco’s Athletic Club employees Friday (Feb. 17) on charges of racketeering, theft, identity theft, and money laundering in a scheme that bilked the Mandeville company of more than $1.7 million. …
  • Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Mount Hermon Man Pleads Guilty to Rape

    Feb. 9, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that David Peek, 56, of Mount Hermon, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 7) to forcible rape, aggravated incest, and 27 counts of possession of child pornography with children under age 13. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced him to 35 years in prison on the forcible rape charge, 25 …
  • D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    D.A. Joined public officials and the Council on Aging St. Tammany for a Walk around the Justice Center

    Yesterday Afternoon (Feb. 8) was a beautiful day for a walk when District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Julie Agan, Executive Director of the Council On Aging St. Tammany (COAST), for the group’s “Getting Into the Grove With our Seniors on the Move” walk around the Justice Center in Covington.  The walk was in support of …
  • D.A.’s Bogalusa Juvenile Program Van Gets Donated Upgrades

    D.A.’s Bogalusa Juvenile Program Van Gets Donated Upgrades

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Feb. 1, 2017 BOGALUSA—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s juvenile community service program in Bogalusa benefitted recently from new safety features added to its …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker today at the 22nd JDC Bar Association’s January CLE Luncheon

    D.A. Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker today at the 22nd JDC Bar Association’s January CLE Luncheon

  • D.A. Warren Montgomery talks to the Women of Infinite Possibilities

    D.A. Warren Montgomery talks to the Women of Infinite Possibilities

    D.A. Warren Montgomery discussed some of his administration’s accomplishments today as the guest speaker for the Women of Infinite Possibilities’ monthly meeting.      
  • Washington Parish Inmate Gets Five Years in Prison for ‘Shank’

    Washington Parish Inmate Gets Five Years in Prison for ‘Shank’

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 18, 2017 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jason Jarrell Spikes, 31, an inmate in the Washington Parish jail, was sentenced Friday (Jan. 13) to five years in prison for possession of contraband in a state correctional institution. A Washington Parish jury found Spikes guilty last Wednesday (Jan. 11) of possessing …
  • Bogalusa Businessman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Stolen Merchandise

    Bogalusa Businessman Pleads Guilty to Hiding Stolen Merchandise

    Jan. 12, 2017 (Edited version) FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Yancie Moseley, 74, who owns Moseley’s Gold Buyers in Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (Jan. 9) to a series of charges related to his receiving and failing to report stolen merchandise. Moseley pleaded guilty to felony illegal possession of stolen things over $1,500, failure to …
  • DA Warren Montgomery was on The Lake 94.7 with Charles Dowdy on Wednesday, December 14th.

    DA Warren Montgomery was on The Lake 94.7 with Charles Dowdy on Wednesday, December 14th.

    Tune in the 2nd Wednesday of each month for listen to Mr. Montgomery. From the Lake: DA Warren Montgomery was in the studios this morning. We talked Veteran’s Court, technology and about his plans for the Christmas break. Thanks to the DA for his time. He said info will be online soon at the new …
  • Jury Convicts Alabama Man of Downloading Child Porn at Covington Job

    Jury Convicts Alabama Man of Downloading Child Porn at Covington Job

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish jury has found Jason Yates, 39, of Grand Bay, Alabama, guilty of downloading multiple files containing child pornography at his Covington office three years ago. The jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday (Dec. 8) on five counts of possession …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Memory Care Facility Cook of Rape

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Memory Care Facility Cook of Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (Dec. 8) indicted Jerry J. Kan, 58, a former cook at an assisted living facility in Mandeville, of raping an elderly woman who lived there. Kan was formally charged with first degree rape of a …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Convenience Store Robbery

    Bogalusa Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Convenience Store Robbery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 9, 2016 FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Kyle Warren, 26, of Bogalusa, has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery for robbing a Bogalusa convenience store and attacking the cashier and a customer with a pipe earlier this year. After Warren’s guilty plea on Tuesday (Dec. 6), District …
  • Franklinton Man Indicted in Rape of 5-Year-Old

    Franklinton Man Indicted in Rape of 5-Year-Old

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2016 A Washington Parish grand jury indicted Lance J. Grandison, 31, of Franklinton, Wednesday (Nov. 29) of aggravated rape of a victim under 13. Grandison is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl who was left in his care about five years ago. The victim, now 11, disclosed the rape to …
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    2017 Budget

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  • November 17, 2016 DA Montgomery speaks live on the Lake 94.7

    November 17, 2016 DA Montgomery speaks live on the Lake 94.7

    This morning we talked Warren Montgomery. He spoke about a wide range of topics, including the disagreement with STPG that is playing out in the courts. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/warren-montgomery.mp3
  • Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty for Sick Toddler’s Positive Cocaine Test

    Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty for Sick Toddler’s Positive Cocaine Test

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Larry Bickham, 60, of Slidell, guilty Friday (Nov. 18) of charges related to his 17-month-old daughter’s positive test for cocaine during a hospital stay in 2014. Bickham is set for sentencing Jan. 20 before District Judge William Burris for second-degree cruelty to a …
  • DA Montgomery’s Statement on Appealing Recent Ruling

    DA Montgomery’s Statement on Appealing Recent Ruling

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery made the following statement Tuesday, regarding the recent ruling by ad hoc Judge Marion Edwards in the District Attorney’s civil lawsuit against parish government: “I and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association do not believe the ruling is a correct interpretation of the law. Also, a year ago, the people voted to …
  • Covington Man Gets 20 Years for Forcible Rape

    Covington Man Gets 20 Years for Forcible Rape

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 7, 2016 COVINGTON—Keith J. Lafrance, 35, of Covington, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the forcible rape of a woman two years ago. District Judge Raymond Childress issued the sentence Oct. 31, about 2½ weeks after a jury found him guilty. The crime came to light on Sept. …
  • Join the Fun and Help the Children!

    Join the Fun and Help the Children!

    On Sunday, November 6th, District Attorney Warren Montgomery will  be competing in the annual “Men Who Cook” event to raise money for the Children’s Advocacy Center, also known as Hope House. The CAC works with children who have been abused – to get them counseling and conduct interviews that are admissible in court so the young …
  • Jury Finds Madisonville Man Guilty of Distributing Heroin, Marijuana

    Jury Finds Madisonville Man Guilty of Distributing Heroin, Marijuana

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 31, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found James D. McIntosh II, 24, of Madisonville, guilty Wednesday (Oct. 26) of two counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of distribution of marijuana. After a two-day trial, the jury deliberated about 42 minutes before announcing the guilty verdict. McIntosh was arrested …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Father and Sister in Abita Springs

    Man Pleads Guilty to Murder of Father and Sister in Abita Springs

    COVINGTON — Jacob Eli Middleton, Jr., 20, abruptly pleaded guilty Friday (Oct. 28) to two counts of manslaughter for killing his half-sister and their father in Abita Springs early last year. Middleton was sentenced to a total of 70 years in prison—35 on each of the manslaughter charges, which are to be served consecutively. He …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape and Burglary

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape and Burglary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 24, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury has convicted Chad Jerome Moore, 31, of Slidell, of attempted aggravated rape and aggravated burglary of an inhabited dwelling for breaking into a home last summer and trying to rape the occupant. The jury deliberated about 2½ hours last Thursday (Oct. 20) before returning …
  • D.A. ‘s PIO, Lisa Frazier Page on The Lake 94.7

    D.A. ‘s PIO, Lisa Frazier Page on The Lake 94.7

    We did some MATH today for Lake Loot! See if you can answer them below. Today we welcomed in Lisa Page from Warren Montgomery’s office. Lisa is the PIO for the DA. She spoke about what the DA’s office is doing to fight domestic violence. We enjoyed getting to talk to Lisa and you can …
  • Woman, 35, Pleads Guilty to Sex with Teen Boy

    Woman, 35, Pleads Guilty to Sex with Teen Boy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 19, 2016 FRANKLINTON—A District judge has sentenced Rachel M. Carrier, 35, who had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, to eight years in state prison but suspended that portion of the sentence, as long as she complies with several additional terms. District Judge Martin E. Coady also ordered Carrier, of …
  • DA Montgomery sends letter to Advocate Editor

    DA Montgomery sends letter to Advocate Editor

    Oct. 4, 2016 Letters to the Editor The New Orleans Advocate 1010 Common St. New Orleans, LA 70112 Dear Editor: I read with interest John Simerman’s story on Oct. 1 about Louisiana’s habitual offender law, and I’d like to explain my opinion. First, there are many alternatives prior to the use of the habitual offender …
  • D.A. Montgomery Announces Historic Racketeering Indictment

    D.A. Montgomery Announces Historic Racketeering Indictment

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Thursday (Oct.13) one of the biggest racketeering cases in the parish’s history, the indictment of 20 people who were members or affiliates of a drug trafficking organization, called Team We. The organization distributed primarily heroin and methamphetamine throughout the eastern side of the parish. …
  • Grand Jury Returns Indictments in Two Murders and Rape Case

    Grand Jury Returns Indictments in Two Murders and Rape Case

      COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury has returned second-degree murder indictments against a 16-year-old boy in the March shooting death of his stepfather in Covington and a 35-year-old man accused of shooting to death his estranged girlfriend in Pearl River in July. The grand jury also indicted a 23-year-old Slidell man of first-degree rape …
  • Slidell Area Man Gets Life Sentence for 2011 Murder of Firefighter

    Slidell Area Man Gets Life Sentence for 2011 Murder of Firefighter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 30, 2016 COVINGTON—Michael D. Lizana, 38, who lived just outside Slidell, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday (Sept. 29) after pleading guilty to first degree murder for fatally shooting a St. Tammany Parish firefighter and hiding his body in the trunk of a car in 2011. Lizana could have faced …
  • Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    Habitual Offender Gets Life Sentence for Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON— District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Alvin Davis, 57, of Slidell, as an habitual offender to life in prison Monday (Sept. 26) for raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Davis guilty of forcible rape in June. …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty to 79 Counts of Child Pornography

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2016 COVINGTON—Christopher Cote, 33, of Covington, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 22) to 79 counts of child pornography, which was discovered during an undercover investigation last year. District Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced Cote to 18 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. The case …
  • D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    D.A. Montgomery on Ringside Politics radio station WGSO

    09/22/2016 District Attorney Warren Montgomery was a guest on Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere this morning. Please listen below at 136.06. http://wgso.com/podcast/jeff/jeff092216.mp3
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Double Shooting in 2010

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 21, 2016 COVINGTON—Rhamad R. Jackson, 27, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 19) to two counts of manslaughter and one count of burglary of an inhabited dwelling for shooting two men and burglarizing the home of one of them nearly six years ago. District Judge Reginald Badeaux sentenced Jackson to 20 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Civil Suit Ruling

    I appreciate the time, effort, and commitment the judge gave to this case. It was important to me that my obligations under the law to serve as the legal adviser to parish government be clarified by the court. My conscience is clear that I did the right thing in filing this lawsuit, based on our …
  • Warren Montgomery speaks on the Lake 94.7

    Warren Montgomery speaks on the Lake 94.7

    DA Warren Montgomery had the pleasure of being a guest on the Lake 94.7 on September 15, 2016. He talked about staff, some of the cases they are working on, and the dangers of drugs in our community. Listen below. https://lake947sports.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/warren-montgomery.mp3
  • Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty

    Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2016 Bogalusa Man Interrupts Attempted Murder Trial to Plead Guilty FRANKLINTON—Marcus Bullock, 31, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Thursday (Sept. 15) to two counts of attempted murder and one count of being a felon with a firearm for shooting a man over car repairs. Bullock’s trial was nearly complete when he …
  • Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery

    Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 19, 2016 Mandeville Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Second-Degree Battery COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Hardy Cornwell, 48, of Mandeville, of aggravated second-degree battery and attempted false imprisonment Thursday (Sept. 15) for severely beating his ex-girlfriend and restraining her with duct tape earlier this year on his boat at Marina …
  • District Attorney’s Criminal Division Chief Receives Top FBI Award

    District Attorney’s Criminal Division Chief Receives Top FBI Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 15, 2016 Collin Sims, Criminal Division Chief under District Attorney Warren Montgomery, received the 2016 FBI Directors Award Thursday (Sept. 15) in Washington, D.C., for his work as part of a team that investigated and prosecuted the violent Harvey Hustlers street gang in Jefferson Parish. Sims’ work on the case as …
  • Madisonville Man Gets 25 Years for Sexual Battery of Child

    Madisonville Man Gets 25 Years for Sexual Battery of Child

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 13, 2016 COVINGTON—Raymond F. Reno, 45, of Madisonville, pleaded guilty Monday (Sept. 12) to sexual battery of a victim under 13 and 56 counts of child pornography of victims under age 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Reno to 25 years in prison on the sexual battery charge and 10 years …
  • St. Tammany Parish School System Makes Donation to Flood Victims

    St. Tammany Parish School System Makes Donation to Flood Victims

    Congratulations to the St. Tammany Parish school system, which collected more than $132,000 in money and gift cards and more than 55 pallets of school supplies (worth an estimated $200,000) to assist families and schoolchildren affected by the recent historic flooding throughout Louisiana. Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, held a press conference Thursday to …
  • D.A. and Parish Government Ask Judge to Rule in Lawsuit

    D.A. and Parish Government Ask Judge to Rule in Lawsuit

    Click on the links below to see the motions for summary judgment, filed by District Attorney Warren Montgomery (the plaintiff) and jointly by St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish Council (the defendants), all asking the presiding judge to rule without a trial in Montgomery’s civil lawsuit against parish government over their legal …
  • District Attorney’s Office Employees Donate Supplies to Flood Victims

    District Attorney’s Office Employees Donate Supplies to Flood Victims

    Employees from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office collected and sent cleaning supplies to help families whose homes were severely damaged in the recent floods. The donations were delivered to a donations center operated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. In the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything in the historic flooding. In …
  • Assistant DA Casey Dieck Volunteers to Collect Donation for Flood Victims

    Assistant DA Casey Dieck Volunteers to Collect Donation for Flood Victims

    Assistant District Attorney Casey Dieck (far right) spent Friday, volunteering at a storage facility operated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association to collect donations for families who were devastated by the historic flooding. Ten Louisiana parishes were hit hard, and with the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything. In Denham Springs, more …
  • District Attorney’s Office Sends Crew to Denham Springs

    District Attorney’s Office Sends Crew to Denham Springs

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office sent another crew to Denham Springs Friday to help families whose homes were severely damaged in the recent floods. Ten Louisiana parishes were hit hard by the historic flooding, and within the District Attorney’s Offices alone, 59 families lost virtually everything. In Denham Springs, more than 90 percent of the …
  • Judge Finds Pearl River Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

    Judge Finds Pearl River Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

    COVINGTON—Billie Rawson, Jr., 42, of Pearl River, was found guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of his father nearly three years ago. District Judge William J. Burris announced the verdict after a two-day trial in his courtroom without a jury. Rawson faces mandatory life imprisonment Oct. 31, when he is sentenced by …
  • Assistant Attorney Jerry Smith and Barbecue Team Provide Food for Flood Victims

    Assistant Attorney Jerry Smith and Barbecue Team Provide Food for Flood Victims

    Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith joined other members of his competition barbecue team, “Swineaux,” and cooked food on Monday (Aug. 22) for people affected by the floods in the Baton Rouge / River Parishes area. They set up in the parking lot of the Fellowship Church on Highway 61 in Gonzales. While the group had …
  • Longtime DA Employee Gary Magee Presented Pin in Honor of 80th Birthday

    Longtime DA Employee Gary Magee Presented Pin in Honor of 80th Birthday

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented longtime employee Gary Magee, who works in our Bogalusa office, a special D.A. pin in recognition of Coach Magee’s 80th birthday. D.A. Montgomery also presented Coach Magee a check for the YMCA of Bogalusa. Coach Magee has worked for the District Attorney’s Office 22 years. He joined the office after …
  • Volunteers from District Attorney’s Office Dispatched to Clear Flooded Homes

    Volunteers from District Attorney’s Office Dispatched to Clear Flooded Homes

    A group of 18 volunteers from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office were divided and dispatched to Baton Rouge and Denham Springs Tuesday to help clear out severely flooded homes. Here’s how they spent their day. Thanks to the Louisiana District Attorneys Association for guiding us to two of the homes. And for your hard work, …
  • DA Investigator Denice Blair Collects Cleaning Supplies for Flood Relief

    DA Investigator Denice Blair Collects Cleaning Supplies for Flood Relief

    D.A.’s Office Investigator Denice Blair has collected cleaning supplies to assist in the flood relief efforts in the Baton Rouge area. A crew of 13 D.A. employees from our office are headed to Denham Springs tomorrow to help clear out a home that was severely damaged.
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Encourages Employees to Support School System’s Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Encourages Employees to Support School System’s Fundraiser

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery encouraged all employees with children in St. Tammany Parish schools to support the school system’s fundraiser last Friday. Students at the schools donated new school supplies, cash, and gift cards to help flood victims in St. Tammany. D.A. employees also contributed school supplies and a monetary donation, which were delivered by …
  • Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon Volunteers to Aid Flood Victims

    Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon Volunteers to Aid Flood Victims

    Civil Division Chief Tony LeMon, who also heads our Diversion Program, spent part of last week, volunteering in the Baton Rouge area. Tony helped his neighbor’s parents, who live in Greenwell Springs in East Baton Rouge, clean out their heavily flooded home. Tony joined a group of friends and neighbors who volunteered to tear down …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Lake 94.7 Every Third Thursday

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Lake 94.7 Every Third Thursday

    You can hear District Attorney Warren Montgomery every third Thursday on the Lacombe-based Lake 94.7 radio station, where he discusses various topics of interest. Click on the link below to hear this week’s segment: Lake Rewind: August 18, 2016
  • District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Study Veterans Court

    District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Study Veterans Court

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office has received a grant to study the feasibility of implementing a specialty court that would steer some military veterans who have committed crimes to drug, mental health, and other treatment, instead of jail. The initiative, spearheaded by Montgomery and District Judge Raymond S. Childress, will bring together a team of …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Response to Councilman Michael Lorino’s Comments

    D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Response to Councilman Michael Lorino’s Comments

    At the St. Tammany Parish Council meeting last night (Aug. 4), District 4 Councilman Michael Lorino, Jr., made a comment regarding the civil litigation between parish government and the District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Lorino said in part “it takes two to mediate…and the St. Tammany Parish President and St. Tammany Parish Council were willing to …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Robbing and Shooting Man

    Bogalusa Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Robbing and Shooting Man

    COVINGTON—Demetric Q. Sowell, 24, of Bogalusa, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence for attempted first degree murder, armed robbery, and armed robbery with a firearm. District Judge Richard A. Swartz, Jr., issued the sentence July 26, after Sowell pleaded guilty to the charges. …
  • Slidell Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping Boy and Molesting Another

    Slidell Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Raping Boy and Molesting Another

    July 29, 2016 COVINGTON—John P. Montelepre, 25, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (July 28) to 20 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and also sexually molesting another boy. District Judge William J. Burris issued …
  • Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    Mandeville Man, 23, Found Guilty of Raping Intoxicated Woman

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A 23-year-old Mandeville man is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 1 for raping a then 18-year-old woman last year after she became intoxicated in his home. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terry J. Ducote guilty Thursday (July 14) of simple rape by intoxicating agent. Ducote faces up to …
  • Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    Slidell Man Gets 60 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Michael G. Smith, Jr., 24, of Slidell, to 60 years in prison Tuesday (July 19) for shooting to death the son of his father’s girlfriend. District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux issued the sentence after Smith pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery with …
  • Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    Man Who Killed Girlfriend’s Husband in Covington Gets Life Sentence

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, to a mandatory life sentence Thursday (July 7) for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009. Rodriguez had been found guilty of first degree murder in May, after a weeklong trial …
  • ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    ICYMI – Plans for Safe Haven Campus in Mandeville Rolled Out

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Parish President Pat Brister and other public officials this week at a town hall meeting, where plans were unveiled for the parish’s Safe Haven campus in Mandeville. Safe Haven, which will be housed on the grounds of the old Southeast Hospital, will provide comprehensive mental health care services for the …
  • Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    Jury Finds Slidell Man Guilty of Raping Carnival Worker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Alvin Davis, 56, of Slidell, guilty Thursday (June 23) of raping a 21-year-old woman who was part of a traveling carnival in 2014. Davis, a candidate for sentencing under the state’s habitual offender law, may face a mandatory life sentence at a hearing …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets 15 Years for Indecent Behavior with a 6-year-old Girl

    Bogalusa Man Gets 15 Years for Indecent Behavior with a 6-year-old Girl

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 FRANKLINTON—Bobby K. Harris, 44, of Bogalusa, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13. District Judge Richard Swartz issued the sentence Monday (June 20), after Harris pleaded guilty to the crime. The crime came to light on May 17, 2013, when …
  • Mississippi Man Gets 10 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash over Middle Pearl River

    Mississippi Man Gets 10 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash over Middle Pearl River

    COVINGTON—Daniel Coy, 26, of Gulfport, received the maximum sentence of five years in prison Monday (June 20) for negligent homicide for causing a crash last year that killed the driver of an 18-wheeler over the Middle Pearl River near Slidell. District Judge Ad Hoc Donald Fendlason also sentenced Coy to the maximum10 years in prison …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Drug Charges

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Drug Charges

    COVINGTON—Alfred Simmons, 39, of Slidell, faces from 20 years to life in prison as an habitual offender after a St. Tammany Parish jury convicted him last week of possessing cocaine and marijuana. The jury deliberated about a half-hour on Thursday (June 2), before finding Simmons guilty of one count each of possession of cocaine and …
  • 4 STPPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

    4 STPPS Students Win National Merit Scholarships

      The District Attorney’s office would like to congratulate the four St. Tammany Parish Public School System students who were recently honored as National Merit Scholarship winners. In the photos above are Northshore High National Merit Scholarship Winners (left to right): Dana Park, Katherine Simmers and Benjamin Rowley, and Fontainebleau High National Merit Scholarship Winner Matthew …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    D.A. Warren Montgomery’s Statement on Mandeville Gas Station Shooting

    On April 4, 2016, a legally armed citizen used deadly force to repel the attacks of Shawn Breland. The Mandeville Police Department concluded that Mr. Breland was the aggressor and that the actions of the lawfully armed patron did not warrant an arrest. Although Mr. Breland’s death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the …
  • Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    Sex Offender Gets 20 Years in Prison for Twice Failing to Register

    COVINGTON—Alva Thompson, 44, of Lacombe, was sentenced Monday (May 23) to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence after pleading guilty to failure to register as a sex offender for the second time. The sentence also includes other charges related to his attempt to flee from police officers …
  • Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    Jury Finds Man Guilty of Strangling Girlfriend’s Husband in 2009 Murder Plot

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Carlos Rodriguez, 45, formerly of Kenner, guilty Friday (May 20) of first-degree murder for carrying out a plot with his girlfriend to kill her husband in 2009.  After a weeklong trial, the jury deliberated 23 minutes before returning the verdict against Rodriguez, who faces life in prison. This was …
  • Special Olympics

    Special Olympics

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was inspired by the opportunity to meet Special Olympics athletes and their parents May 5 at the Champions Together Breakfast at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. Photos of Mr. Montgomery with Mike Lorino, Tim Lentz and Randy Smith.
  • Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish Government Responds to Montgomery Petition

    Parish government officials filed legal documents Friday in response to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against them over their legal representation. For those who may be interested in the parish’s position, the documents are shown below. For a printable version, please click here. Defendants’ Answer to Petition for Declaratory Judgment Defendants’ Joint Dilatory and Peremptory …
  • Annual Northshore Red Mass

    Annual Northshore Red Mass

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined other members of the legal community in attending the annual Northshore Red Mass, hosted by the Covington Bar Association and Saint Scholastica Academy in the school’s chapel on Friday, May 6.  Those who attend the Mass each year pray for guidance and inspiration in the administration of justice.
  • Montgomery’s legal dispute with the Parish

    Montgomery’s legal dispute with the Parish

    A hearing will be held May 16 at 1 p.m. in Courtroom 2 (Division J) before  Ad Hoc Judge Marion Edwards in District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s lawsuit against Parish President Pat Brister and the Parish Council, regarding civil representation of parish government. The hearing will be held on Exceptions to be filed by Ms. Brister …
  • Slidell Felon Gets 40 Years in Prison for Possessing Gun

    Slidell Felon Gets 40 Years in Prison for Possessing Gun

    COVINGTON—Marcel Thompson, 40, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (April 28) as an habitual offender to 40 years in prison for possessing a gun as a convicted felon and another five years for simple possession of cocaine after an undercover operation in late 2014. District Judge Allison Penzato ordered the sentences to be served concurrently without …
  • Operation Angel

    Operation Angel

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the public officials who stood with Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz Monday to support his announcement of Operation Angel, a new program that will enable addicts to seek help from law enforcement officers without the fear of arrest. An addict simply can appear at the police department, surrender any …
  • Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty in Bogalusa Motel Shooting

    Jury Finds Angie Man Guilty in Bogalusa Motel Shooting

    Victim of Motel Shooting Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Separate Case   FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found John Peters, 20, of Angie, guilty Friday (April 22) of three counts of attempted second degree murder for a pre-dawn shooting at a Bogalusa motel in August 2014. Peters faces from 10 to 50 years in prison without …
  • D.A. Warren Montgomery Recognizes Crime Victims and Service Providers

    D.A. Warren Montgomery Recognizes Crime Victims and Service Providers

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery recognized local crime victims and service providers Thursday (April 14) during a special ceremony at the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The event brought together about 130 community members, including a number of public officials, to underscore the importance of the justice system …
  • Former Franklinton Town Clerk Gets Prison Time for Theft

    Former Franklinton Town Clerk Gets Prison Time for Theft

      April 12, 2016 FRANKLINTON—Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, was sentenced Friday (April 8) to serve five years in prison and 10 years of probation upon her release for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town. A jury convicted Dawson in February of theft over $1,500 …
  • Hammond Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Deputies to Sell Drugs

    Hammond Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiring with Deputies to Sell Drugs

    COVINGTON—Rose P. Graham, 47, of Hammond, agreed to plead guilty Thursday (April 7) to three counts of conspiracy for plotting to sell marijuana and cocaine on behalf of two Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s deputies who were on a federal drug enforcement task force. One of the deputies, Johnny Domingue, pleaded guilty last month and is awaiting …
  • Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wife in Shooting Death of Local Physician

    Grand Jury Declines to Indict Wife in Shooting Death of Local Physician

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury declined to return an indictment Thursday (April 7) against Kacie Breen in the March 2015 shooting death of her husband, Dr. Wayne Breen, a Covington area obstetrician/gynecologist. “The grand jury has spoken in this very tragic case,” District Attorney Warren Montgomery said. “We presented all the evidence we had …
  • DA Montgomery Participates in Slidell Parade

    DA Montgomery Participates in Slidell Parade

    District Attorney, Warren Montgomery, his wife Valarie, daughter Jenny, several employees and guests participated in Slidell’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday March 13th. The sunny, clear skies drew large crowds as the parade rolled through Olde Towne. The DA’s Lucky Leprechauns had a blast!
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 15-year-old Girl

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Raping 15-year-old Girl

      COVINGTON—Laron S. Bester, 50, of Slidell, pled guilty Monday (March 7) to two counts of forcible rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile, and sexual battery for incidents in 2014 involving a girl who was then 15 years old. He faces between five and 12 years in prison when he is sentenced April 27. District …
  • Inmate Accused of Soliciting Murder of Orleans Parish Officials

    Inmate Accused of Soliciting Murder of Orleans Parish Officials

    FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery formally charged inmate and former model Dean E. Kelly Monday (March 7) with four counts of solicitation to commit murder for an alleged plot to kill Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro, New Orleans City Council Chairman Jason Williams, Criminal District Court Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier and a victim of a sex …
  • Jury Finds Convicted Felon Guilty of Possessing Gun

    Jury Finds Convicted Felon Guilty of Possessing Gun

                COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Kelvin Rushing, 47, of Pearl River, guilty Thursday (Feb. 25) of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. With 10 prior felony convictions, Rushing is facing up to life in prison when he is sentenced March 24. Rushing was arrested March 26, …
  • District Attorney’s Office Issues New Badges and I.D.s to Staff

    District Attorney’s Office Issues New Badges and I.D.s to Staff

      COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced Friday (Feb. 26) that he has issued new, individually-numbered badges and identification cards for his attorneys and investigators. All other badges are considered expired and invalid. The numbered badges are designed to protect the public from potential misuse. The District Attorney’s office is keeping track of every badge and …
  • Jury Convicts Man Who Led Police on High-Speed Chase in Covington

    Jury Convicts Man Who Led Police on High-Speed Chase in Covington

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Marlone Brumfield, 28, of Covington, guilty Thursday (Feb. 18) of aggravated obstruction of a highway and possession of cocaine. As a multiple offender, he faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced April 21 by District Judge William J. Burris. Brumfield was arrested Aug. 26 last year, …
  • Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    Jury Convicts Former Franklinton Town Clerk of Theft

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Capriece Dawson, 43, a former Franklinton town clerk, guilty of theft over $1,500 and malfeasance in office Thursday (Feb. 4) for stealing money that resulted in losses of more than $115,000 to the town. Dawson faces up to 10 years in prison on the theft charge and up to five …
  • Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

    Washington Parish Jury Convicts Man Who Sparked Massive 2011 Manhunt

      FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Kaunda Lopaz Magee, 40, guilty late Wednesday (Feb. 3) of several crimes he committed in 2011, when he broke into a home in Pine, raped the male occupant, and shot at police during a getaway that sparked a three-week, two-state manhunt. Magee faces an automatic sentence of life in …
  • Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    Jury Convicts Slidell Man of Attempted Rape of 5-year-old

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Terral W. Brand, Jr., 33, of Slidell, guilty Wednesday (Feb. 3) of the attempted aggravated rape of a girl who was 5 years old at the time. Brand faces 10 to 50 years in prison when District Judge Allison H. Penzato sentences him on Feb. 22. The crime dates …
  • Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    Man Driving While Naked on Mandeville Lakefront Pleads Guilty

    COVINGTON—Keith A. Cangiamilla, 51, of Mandeville, pled guilty Tuesday (Jan. 26) to one count of obscenity for driving naked and exposing himself during an incident last summer along the Mandeville lakefront. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Cangiamilla to three years in prison, which she suspended if he successfully completes five years of probation and pays …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

    Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison; His Nephew Gets 60 years for 2014 Murder

      FRANKLINTON—David C. Allen, 46, of Bogalusa, was sentenced to life in prison Monday after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges for his role in the stabbing death of a Bogalusa man and the throat slashing of another during a robbery for illicit drugs. Allen’s nephew, Christian “Chase” Henry, 20, also of Bogalusa, …
  • Franklinton Businesswoman Convicted of Taking $15,000 in Welfare Benefits

    Franklinton Businesswoman Convicted of Taking $15,000 in Welfare Benefits

    FRANKLINTON—A 51-year-old Franklinton woman who has a doctorate degree and runs a private consulting firm was found guilty Wednesday (Jan. 20) of felony theft for fraudulently collecting more than $15,000 in food stamps and child care assistance. Kera E. Moseley, whose firm had contracts with several state agencies, was tried in December before District Judge …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Notes First Year Achievements

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Notes First Year Achievements

    COVINGTON— District Attorney Warren Montgomery marked his first year in office this week by noting a number of accomplishments that have helped to create an overall more professional, competent, and ethical operation. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Washington and St. Tammany parishes the past year,” said Montgomery, who …
  • Jury Convicts New Orleans Man of Defrauding Covington Bank

    Jury Convicts New Orleans Man of Defrauding Covington Bank

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Jeffrey Valentine, 52, of New Orleans, Tuesday (Jan. 12) of bank fraud for trying to cash a fraudulent check for $1,982.10 at a Mandeville bank in June 2014. Valentine, who has at least two prior convictions, faces five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by District …
  • Slidell Man Charged with Aggravated Arson

    Slidell Man Charged with Aggravated Arson

    David F. Rutledge, 58, of Slidell, has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted second degree murder for causing a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex, located at 4504 Pontchartrain Drive in Slidell. The District Attorney’s Office filed a felony Bill of Information Monday (Jan. 11) against Rutledge, who …
  • Slidell Man Sentenced to 15 Years

    Slidell Man Sentenced to 15 Years

    Jimmy McCrystal, 37, of Slidell, was sentenced Monday (Jan. 11) to serve 15 years in prison for simple burglary, theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, illegal possession of stolen things, and possession of methamphetamine. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced him to 15 years on each of the counts, but …
  • Kenner Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Molestation

    Kenner Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Molestation

      Jeffrey Joseph Miller, 41, of Kenner, was sentenced Monday (Jan. 11) to serve 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence on two counts of molestation of a juvenile. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced him to 25 years on one count and 10 years on the other, but …
  • Slidell Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Drug Possession

    Slidell Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Drug Possession

    Stephanie Matthews, 50, of Slidell, was sentenced Tuesday (Jan. 12) under the state’s habitual offender statute to serve 7 years in prison for possession of a legend drug (Gabapentin) during a traffic stop in Slidell on Aug. 27, 2014. She has multiple prior convictions and pending misdemeanor charges. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia handled the …
  • Slidell Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    Slidell Man Gets 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    COVINGTON— Local rapper Dondrique Lewis, 28, of Slidell, was sentenced Wednesday (Jan. 6) to spend 15 years in prison for the attempted second-degree murder of his half brother and a longtime friend in a shooting incident three years ago in Slidell. District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Lewis to 15 years without the benefit of parole, …
  • The District Attorney’s Office wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!

    The District Attorney’s Office wishes each of you a Merry Christmas!

    Santa made an early delivery this week at two area nursing homes with a little help from District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office.  As part of a project called “Socks for Seniors,” staff members donated 67 pairs of warm, new socks to the Good Samaritan nursing home in Franklinton and 93 pairs to the Lacombe nursing …
  • Former District Attorney’s Office Investigator Indicted by Grand Jury in Sex Scheme

    Former District Attorney’s Office Investigator Indicted by Grand Jury in Sex Scheme

      FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish grand jury indicted Michael Cotton, 66, a former investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, Thursday (Dec. 17) on charges that he threatened a female drug offender to obtain sex, assisted her in possessing a narcotic called Suboxone, and traded the influence of his position for sex with another woman. Cotton, of …
  • DA Warren Montgomery Meets Washington Parish Free Fair Queen

    DA Warren Montgomery Meets Washington Parish Free Fair Queen

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery met Fallon Turner, Washington Parish Free Fair Queen 2015, and members of the Franklinton Chamber of Commerce at the group’s most recent  meeting Friday (Dec. 4) at the Sugar Shack in Franklinton.  Montgomery, the guest speaker, highlighted some of his accomplishments during his first year in office.  
  • Assistant DA Jay Adair Speaks at Career Day at Fontainebleau High School

    Assistant DA Jay Adair Speaks at Career Day at Fontainebleau High School

    Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair recently participated in Career Day at Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville.  The District Attorney’s Office operates a Speakers Bureau that provides speakers for area schools, churches, and community groups.  For more information about the Speakers Bureau or to request a speaker, click here: http://damontgomery.org/speakers_bureau/ .
  • 57-Year-Old Slidell Man Found Guilty of Burglarizing Garage

    57-Year-Old Slidell Man Found Guilty of Burglarizing Garage

    COVINGTON—A six-person jury found Louis Robertson, 57, of Slidell, guilty Tuesday of simple burglary for trying to steal a generator from a garage in February. Robertson faces up to 24 years in prison if he is sentenced as a habitual offender during a hearing Jan. 6 before District Judge Scott Gardner. The victim testified during …
  • Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    Mount Hermon Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Operating Meth Lab at Home

    FRANKLINTON—Glenn Guyn, 49, of Mount Hermon, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 7) as a multiple offender to 40 years in prison for operating a methamphetamine lab in his home. A Washington Parish jury found Guyn guilty of the crime on Oct. 13. The Washington Parish Drug Task Force was working in the Mount Hermon area on …
  • Interview on WWL-TV

    Interview on WWL-TV

    WWL-TV’s Ashley Rodrigue recently interviewed District Attorney Warren Montgomery about his first year in office.  Here’s what he had to say:
  • New Orleans Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Slidell

    New Orleans Man Gets 25 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery in Slidell

    COVINGTON—Brandon Domino, 25, of New Orleans, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday for an armed robbery in April in Slidell. Domino pled guilty before District Judge Raymond Childress to armed robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The crime occurred about 6:30 a.m. on April 28, 2015, …
  • Franklinton Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape of 6-year-old Girl

    Franklinton Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape of 6-year-old Girl

    FRANKLINTON—Stanley L. Green, 36, of Franklinton, was sentenced Wednesday (Dec. 2) to spend the rest of his life in prison for the aggravated rape of a girl who was 6 years old when the incidents occurred. A Washington Parish jury found Green guilty Nov. 18 of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a victim under …
  • Two Slidell Men Sentenced for Roles in 2013 Murder

    Two Slidell Men Sentenced for Roles in 2013 Murder

    COVINGTON— Darion Causey, 23, of Slidell, pled guilty Monday (Nov. 30) to obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact for helping to cover up a 2013 slaying in Slidell. District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced him to seven years in prison on the obstruction charge and five years for accessory, with the sentences to run …
  • Franklinton Man Is Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for 2011 Shooting Death

    Franklinton Man Is Sentenced to 60 Years in Prison for 2011 Shooting Death

    FRANKLINTON—James Frank Earl, 45, was sentenced Monday (Nov. 30) as a multiple offender to 60 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of a 45-year-old man. Earl has multiple prior felony convictions. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted the case before District Judge Martin Coady. A jury found Earl guilty on March …
  • Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison As Multiple Offender for Selling Drugs

    Bogalusa Man Gets Life in Prison As Multiple Offender for Selling Drugs

    FRANKLINTON—James Spikes, Sr., 58, of Bogalusa, received the maximum sentence of life imprisonment Monday (Nov. 30) under the state’s multiple offender law for distributing oxycodone during a 2013 undercover drug operation. Spikes has 17 prior felony convictions and a first-degree murder charge pending against him. Spikes was arrested Jan. 28, 2013, after selling Roxycontin to …
  • Slidell Man To Be Sentenced Jan. 6 for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    Slidell Man To Be Sentenced Jan. 6 for Attempted Murder of Brother and Friend

    COVINGTON— Local rapper Dondrique Lewis, 27, of Slidell, is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 6 by District Judge Scott Gardner for the attempted second-degree murder of his half brother and a longtime friend in a shooting incident three years ago in Slidell. A St. Tammany Parish jury found Lewis guilty as charged Wednesday (Nov. 18), …
  • Jury Finds Franklinton Man, 60, Guilty of Attempted Burglary of Alderman’s Home

    Jury Finds Franklinton Man, 60, Guilty of Attempted Burglary of Alderman’s Home

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found William Washington, 60, of Franklinton, guilty Tuesday of attempted simple burglary for an incident in June when he was discovered in Alderman T.J. Butler’s garage without permission. Washington’s sentencing hearing has been set for Jan. 22 before District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr. Franklinton police were called to Butler’s home on …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery Opposing Proposition No. 5

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery Opposing Proposition No. 5

    I oppose Proposition 5 on the Nov. 21st ballot because it is not in the best interests of the people of St. Tammany Parish. This amendment to the Home Rule Charter would remove the District Attorney’s Office as the legal representative for the Parish President, Parish Council, and the boards and agencies created by parish …
  • Slidell Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    Slidell Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Manslaughter

    COVINGTON—Andrew J. Sumner, 22, of Slidell, has been sentenced to 40 years at hard labor for manslaughter in the 2012 death of a woman who was stabbed to death and set on fire in her Slidell apartment. Judge Allison H. Penzato sentenced Sumner Thursday (Oct. 29) for his role in the killing of Ashley King, …
  • Tony LeMon Visits Covington Head Start

    Tony LeMon Visits Covington Head Start

    Tony LeMon, Chief of the Civil Division and Diversion Program in the District Attorney’s Office, visited the Covington Head Start Centers on Oct. 14 to read a book to children in the program. LeMon and other community leaders were invited to participate as part of Head Start Awareness week, October 12-16th.  
  • Sheriff’s Office K-9, Thor, Honored

    Sheriff’s Office K-9, Thor, Honored

    Employees of the District Attorney’s Office were part of the large crowd that gathered outside the Justice Center in Covington Friday (Oct. 23) to welcome home Thor, The St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office K-9 seriously injured during a burglary investigation Tuesday (Oct. 20) near Mandeville. Sheriff Jack Strain said deputies were moving in on a burglary …
  • Abita Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting a 16-Year-Old Girl

    Abita Springs Man Pleads Guilty to Molesting a 16-Year-Old Girl

    COVINGTON—Joshua Hanson, 27, of Abita Springs, was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday (Oct. 22), after pleading guilty to molestation of a juvenile and carnal knowledge of a juvenile for incidents more than two years ago with a 16-year-old girl. Hanson first connected with the girl on Facebook, but the two eventually met in …
  • Washington Parish Transportation Manager Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

    Washington Parish Transportation Manager Gets Six-Month Prison Sentence

    FRANKLINTON—Russell Lavell Gerald, 46, transportation manager for the Washington Parish Public Works Department, was sentenced to six months in prison Friday (Oct. 16) after District Judge Scott C. Gardner revoked his probation. Gerald was on probation for previous charges when he was arrested Sept. 22 by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and accused of second-degree …
  • Mount Hermon Man Could Face Life in Prison for Operating Meth Lab

    Mount Hermon Man Could Face Life in Prison for Operating Meth Lab

    FRANKLINTON—Glenn Guyn, 49, of Mount Hermon, faces 30 years to life in prison after his conviction Tuesday (Oct. 13) by a Washington Parish jury on charges that he was operating a methamphetamine lab. District Judge Richard A. Swartz, Jr., is scheduled to sentence Guyn on Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea …
  • District Attorney’s Office Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    District Attorney’s Office Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Office Hosts Safe Harbor Speaker and Distributes Purple Ribbons As part of its observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s Office invited Sheri Eastridge, the community educator for the Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Program, to help staff members understand what victims often experience when such cases are prosecuted. “She may not want …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

      COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented special awards Wednesday (Oct. 7) to District Judge Peter J. Garcia and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany for their work on behalf of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The awards presentations were the highlight of an afternoon reception Montgomery hosted on …
  • Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Two Bogalusa Girls Decades Ago

    Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Two Bogalusa Girls Decades Ago

    FRANKLINTON—George W. Stogner, 58, of Huntington, Texas, pled guilty Wednesday to four counts of forcible rape, one count of aggravated incest and two counts of aggravated oral sexual battery for abuse he committed while he was living in Bogalusa in the late 1980s and early 1990s. District Judge Richard Swartz, Jr., sentenced Stogner to 40 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Gives Special Award to Local Judge and NAMI

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented special awards Wednesday (Oct. 7) to District Judge Peter J. Garcia and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Tammany for their work on behalf of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The awards presentations were the highlight of an afternoon reception Montgomery hosted on the …
  • Jury Finds Mandeville Man, 40, Guilty in Decade-old Molestation Case

    Jury Finds Mandeville Man, 40, Guilty in Decade-old Molestation Case

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found Paul J. Lambert, 40, of Mandeville, guilty Thursday (Oct. 1) of molesting and physically abusing a girl who was 10 years old when the incidents occurred in 2005. Lambert, who had been out on bond since shortly after his 2008 arrest, was taken into custody after the verdict. Lambert …
  • Former Pearl River Mayor Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance in Office, Other Charges

    Former Pearl River Mayor Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance in Office, Other Charges

    COVINGTON—Former Pearl River Mayor James E. Lavigne, 75, pled guilty Monday to malfeasance in office, theft over $500, and two misdemeanors, stemming from a state legislative audit that showed he used his office to benefit personally. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Lavigne to five years probation but reserved the right to sentence him to up …
  • St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Foster Mom in Toddler’s Death

    St. Tammany Parish Grand Jury Indicts Foster Mom in Toddler’s Death

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted Trenique C. Faciane, 41, of Lacombe, of second degree murder Tuesday (Sept. 15) in the death of her 22-month-old foster child. Faciane’s arraignment hearing is set for Sept. 21 before District Judge J. William Knight. Assistant District Attorney Jerry Smith will prosecute the case. Faciane, the co-owner of …
  • Madisonville Man Found Guilty of Raping 4-year-old Boy

    Madisonville Man Found Guilty of Raping 4-year-old Boy

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found James. R. Eley, 33, of Madisonville, guilty Thursday (Sept. 10) of the aggravated rape of a boy who was 4 years old when the incident occurred in April 2012. Eley faces up to life in prison. Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair prosecuted the case before Judge Allison Penzato, who …
  • Former Southeast Louisiana Hospital to be “Safe Haven”

    Former Southeast Louisiana Hospital to be “Safe Haven”

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the public officials who stood with St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister Tuesday (Sept. 1) as she gave an overview of the parish’s plans for the former Southeast Louisiana Hospital in Mandeville.  Brister said the parish purchased the hospital and surrounding property in March and plans to transform much …
  • Former Pearl River Town Clerk Pleads Guilty to Theft and Other Charges

    Former Pearl River Town Clerk Pleads Guilty to Theft and Other Charges

    COVINGTON—Former Pearl River town clerk Diane Bennett Hollie pled guilty Thursday (Sept. 3), just before she was set to go to trial on a series of charges, including felony theft, related to an investigation last year by the state legislative auditor. District Judge Raymond Childress ordered her to serve a total of five years of …
  • DA Warren Montgomery Presents Outstanding Service Award

    DA Warren Montgomery Presents Outstanding Service Award

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery presented an outstanding service award Tuesday morning to retired Constable Tilman “Pete” King, 82, of Bush.  King worked 39 years (from 1975 to 2014) as a Justice of the Peace and Constable for Ward 2 in St. Tammany Parish. King (seated) is pictured (left to right) with his grandson, Brandon;  son, …
  • Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    Two Repeat Offenders Face Up To Life in Prison After Convictions

    COVINGTON—A Washington Parish jury found James Spikes, 58, of Bogalusa, guilty Tuesday (August 25) of distribution of oxycodone during a 2013 undercover operation in his hometown. A separate jury found Shawnathan Fabre, 25, of Covington, guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon, a second offense possession of marijuana, and attempted aggravated assault with a …
  • Pearl River Man Gets 40-year Sentence for Juvenile Molestation

    Pearl River Man Gets 40-year Sentence for Juvenile Molestation

    COVINGTON—Loren Wright, 35, of Pearl River, pled guilty Wednesday to molestation of a juvenile under 13 in an incident last year. District Judge August J. Hand sentenced Wright to 40 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, suspension of sentence, or reduced time for good conduct. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted the …
  • Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    Third Felony Conviction May Land Slidell Man, 24, in Prison for Life

    COVINGTON—Cornelius Kirsh, 24, of Slidell, faces up to life in prison as a three-time multiple felony offender when he is sentenced Sept. 28 for aggravated flight from an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and attempted aggravated obstruction of a roadway. A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted him Friday afternoon of those …
  • Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Serve 70 Years in Prison for 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    COVINGTON—Devin Baham, 24, of Slidell was sentenced late Friday to serve 70 years in prison for stabbing a woman to death and setting her Slidell apartment on fire to cover up the crime in 2012. Judge Allison H. Penzato sentenced Baham, a multiple offender, to 55 years at hard labor on the manslaughter conviction, 15 …
  • Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    Franklinton Clerk Admits Stealing Thousands in Water Bill Payments

    A longtime clerk for the town of Franklinton pled guilty Monday (Aug. 10) to five charges related to the embezzlement of water bill payments totaling nearly $23,000, which was estimated by a one-year audit. As part of the plea agreement, imposed by Judge Richard Swartz, Carmen Freeman, 39, will spend three years in prison. Her …
  • Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    Covington Man Pleads Guilty During Kidnapping and Battery Trial

    COVINGTON—A 45-year-old Covington man abruptly pled guilty as charged to aggravated second degree battery and second degree kidnapping in the middle of his trial Wednesday, shortly after prosecutors showed photos of the badly-bruised girlfriend the man had tortured in a drunken stupor in 2014. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced the defendant, as part of the plea …
  • District Attorney Spoke at Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club

    District Attorney Spoke at Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery talked to the Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club Thursday (Aug. 6) about the successes and challenges of his first  seven months in office. The noon luncheon was held at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville.
  • Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

    Assistant District Attorneys Provide Special Training for Slidell Police Department

          For five straight Wednesdays in July, attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office in Covington provided training for the Slidell Police Department to help officers strengthen the materials they present for prosecution and improve their court appearances as witnesses. Chief of Trials Bruce Dearing and several other Assistant District Attorneys conducted the seminars …
  • Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Admits to Downloading 350 Photos of Child Pornography

    COVINGTON—A 56-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday to 35 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles, two counts of production of pornography involving juveniles, and one count of aggravated incest after an investigation turned up more than 350 such images on his computer. Each possession count represents 10 images. Judge Elaine DiMiceli, sitting in temporarily …
  • Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    Slidell Man Receives Life Sentence for Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON— District Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Bobby Isidore, 21, to life in prison Monday (July 27) for his role in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man nearly two years ago during a purported marijuana sale. Isidore’s conviction of second degree murder on July 9 carried an automatic life sentence. The victim, Leighton Powe Jr., …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Shane Gates Case

    My office has re-examined the Shane Gates case and found there is sufficient evidence to prosecute the outstanding misdemeanor DWI and resisting arrest charges. Mr. Gates failed to appear in court more than 18 months ago, and a judge issued a warrant for his arrest. However, my office has notified Mr. Gates through his legal …
  • Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    Jury Convicts Pearl River Man of Multiple Drug Charges

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury found Warren Gonzales, 33, of Pearl River, guilty Wednesday (July 22) of six counts of drug possession, resulting from a police traffic stop in January, when officers discovered heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, and other prescription drugs. As a multiple offender, Gonzales faces up to life imprisonment when Judge Martin E. Coady sentences …
  • Man, 63, Pleads Guilty to Attacking Mother, Torching Family Home, Shooting at Police

    Man, 63, Pleads Guilty to Attacking Mother, Torching Family Home, Shooting at Police

    FRANKLINTON—Sixty-three-year-old Bobby Duncan pled guilty Monday to a host of charges stemming from a 2013 incident in Mount Hermon, when he attacked his elderly mother, shot at a family friend trying to help her, set the family’s home on fire, and then shot at responding officers. Duncan, whose last address is in Gonzales, was sentenced …
  • Former Bogalusa City Councilman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of Police Officer

    Former Bogalusa City Councilman Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault of Police Officer

    FRANKLINTON—Former Bogalusa City Council member Daniel D. Stogner pled guilty Monday (July 20) to aggravated assault of a police officer for an incident last year when he pointed a gun at officers who responded to his call about a disturbance at his home. Judge Richard A. Swartz sentenced Stogner to a suspended five years in …
  • Lacombe Man, 57, Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    Lacombe Man, 57, Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    COVINGTON—Rigoberto Ventura, 57, was sentenced Monday (July 13) to life in prison for the aggravated rape of a boy, who was 5 years old when the abuse started. District Judge Scott C. Gardner also sentenced Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, to 50 years in prison for the sexual battery of a girl, then 7 or …
  • Covington Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    Covington Man Gets Life Sentence for Aggravated Rape

    COVINGTON— Robert C. Flowers, 29, of Covington, has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for multiple incidents of aggravated rape and sexual battery of a girl who was younger than 13 years old. Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Flowers on July 7 to two life sentences …
  • Slidell Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in Shooting Death

    Slidell Man Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in Shooting Death

    COVINGTON—Raheem Willis, 22, of Slidell, pled guilty Tuesday (July 14) to attempted second degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm for his role in an August 2013 incident that led to the shooting death of a 28-year-old man. Judge Peter J. Garcia sentenced Willis to 12 years in prison on the …
  • Slidell Man Faces Life in Prison for Second Degree Murder

    Slidell Man Faces Life in Prison for Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON—A sentencing hearing has been set for July 27 for Bobby Isidore, 21, of Slidell, who was convicted last week of second degree murder. Isidore’s conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated about 1 ½ hours on Thursday (July 9) before finding Isidore guilty for his role in the murder …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Attends Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery recently attended the Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference, held at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.  The annual conference is sponsored by St. Tammany SALT (Seniors And Law Enforcement Together). It featured as speakers national and regional experts on the issue of elder abuse, including Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew of …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was the keynote speaker at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce Wednesday (June 24) at Beau Chêne Country Club.  The event was sponsored by Humana.
  • St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    St. Tammany Jury Convicts Lacombe Man, 57, of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury unanimously found Rigoberto Ventura, 57, guilty Wednesday (June 24) of aggravated rape for sexually abusing a boy, from age 5 to about 10, on multiple occasions and sexual battery for molesting a girl, then 7 or 8. Ventura, who lived in Lacombe, faces a mandatory life sentence on the aggravated …
  • Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    Covington Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

    COVINGTON—A 35-year-old office manager who embezzled about $135,000 from a Covington medical clinic was ordered Monday (June 22) by District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux to repay the stolen money or face up to 10 years in prison. Badeaux gave the defendant, Shantel Judah, of Slidell, five years to pay $123,000, and the remaining $12,000 will …
  • Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    Pearl River Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    COVINGTON— Thirty-nine-year-old Joshua D. Liner, of Pearl River, was sentenced Monday (June 22) to 30 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl. Judge Allison Penzato sentenced Liner, who had been convicted of sexual battery June 4 by a St. Tammany Parish jury. The incident first came to light when the victim told her mother …
  • Former New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in High-Speed Causeway Chase

    Former New Orleans Police Officer Pleads Guilty in High-Speed Causeway Chase

    COVINGTON—Former veteran New Orleans police officer Gary J. Calico pled guilty Thursday (June 18) to aggravated flight from an officer and aggravated obstruction of a highway in an incident that involved a high-speed chase on the Causeway bridge in St. Tammany Parish in December 2013. Calico was sentenced by Judge Raymond Childress to a suspended …
  • St. Tammany Jury Convicts Man of Beating Wife, Despite Her Testimony for Him

    St. Tammany Jury Convicts Man of Beating Wife, Despite Her Testimony for Him

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury convicted Maurice Jackson, 28, of second-degree battery Thursday (June 18) for severely beating his 35-year-old wife, who had tried to stop the prosecution and testified on his behalf during the trial. Jackson, of Slidell, faces up to five years in prison. Assistant District Attorney William Macke pleaded with the jury …
  • 71-year-old Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Molesting 7-year-old Girl

    71-year-old Man Gets 40 Years in Prison for Molesting 7-year-old Girl

    COVINGTON—A 71-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison for molesting a 7-year-old girl repeatedly during the first three months of 2012. The defendant, Lovic Cotton, who lived in Sun, was sentenced Thursday (June 18) by Judge August Hand to 40 years in prison for sexual battery of a victim under 13. …
  • Covington Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    Covington Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape and Sexual Battery

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts Wednesday (June 17) against a 29-year-old Covington man on two counts of aggravated rape and three counts of sexual battery for multiple incidents involving a girl who was under 13 years old. The defendant, Robert C. Flowers, faces mandatory life in prison on the aggravated rape …
  • Washington Parish Man Faces Life in Prison for Aggravated Rape

    Washington Parish Man Faces Life in Prison for Aggravated Rape

    FRANKLINTON—An 18-year-old Washington Parish man faces life in prison for aggravated rape and up to 50 more years for attempted aggravated rape in incidents involving three girls, who were ages 10, 7, and 5 when the abuse was discovered. The defendant, Bradley Jenkins, who lived just outside Bogalusa, is set for sentencing June 24. A …
  • Washington Parish Community Remembers Deputy Slain 50 Years Ago

    Washington Parish Community Remembers Deputy Slain 50 Years Ago

    VARNADO—Fifty years after the murder of Washington Parish’s first African American sheriff’s deputy, his friends, family and other members of the community came together Sunday (June 7) to celebrate his life. The afternoon service at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church brought laughter and tears as those who knew Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore paid tribute in …
  • Pearl River Man Faces Up to 99 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    Pearl River Man Faces Up to 99 Years in Prison for Molesting 6-year-old

    COVINGTON—A 39-year-old Pearl River man faces 25 to 99 years in prison after his conviction last Thursday (June 4) of sexual battery for molesting a 6-year-old girl. The defendant, Joshua D. Liner, is set for sentencing on June 22. Assistant District Attorney Julie Knight prosecuted the case before Judge Allison H. Penzato. Detective Huey Davis …
  • New Orleans Man Found Guilty of Battery of Washington Parish Corrections Officer

    New Orleans Man Found Guilty of Battery of Washington Parish Corrections Officer

    FRANKLINTON—A Washington Parish jury on Wednesday convicted a 32-year-old New Orleans man of battery of a corrections facility officer for an incident that occurred last December in an Angie jail. The defendant, TwDarryl Toney, 32, of New Orleans, faces 3 1/3 years to 10 years in prison. Toney was being escorted from his cell to …
  • Former Federal Drug Informant Found Guilty of Selling Drugs

    Former Federal Drug Informant Found Guilty of Selling Drugs

    COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury rejected a Slidell man’s claims that he was a confidential informant for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and found him guilty Thursday (June 4) of two counts of distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), and possession of a firearm by a convicted …
  • Man Admits to Defrauding Company and Spreading Lies about Investors

    Man Admits to Defrauding Company and Spreading Lies about Investors

    COVINGTON—Forty-seven-year-old Richard A. Sharp pled guilty Wednesday (June 3) to racketeering and two felony counts of issuing worthless checks as part of an elaborate scheme to defraud a company and its investors. As part of the plea agreement, Sharp agreed to pay $600,000 in restitution over five years through monthly installments of $10,000. Sharp also …
  • Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

    Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Child Pornography

    COVINGTON—A 34-year-old Slidell man pled guilty Monday (June 1) to four counts of possession of child pornography and 20 counts of production of child pornography. The defendant, David Michael Hall, was sentenced by Judge Allison H. Penzato to a total of 40 years in prison—20 years on the possession charges and 20 years on the …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Launches New Website

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Launches New Website

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery launched a new website (www.damontgomery.org) Tuesday (June 2) to provide easy access to news and information about his offices in St. Tammany and Washington parishes. The site is easy to navigate and provides lots of updated and new information about the departments and services offered by the District Attorney’s Office in …
  • St. Tammany Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    St. Tammany Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his representatives recently presented his annual Leadership Award to local students at schools throughout St. Tammany Parish. The students were chosen by their schools for their leadership by example, positive influence on others, and outstanding citizenship. They received a plaque, presented by a representative of the District Attorney’s Office during …
  • Washington Parish –  Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    Washington Parish – Local Students Win District Attorney’s Leadership Award

    COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery and his representatives recently presented his annual Leadership Award to local students at schools throughout Washington Parish. The students were chosen by their schools for their leadership by example, positive influence on others, and outstanding citizenship. They received a plaque, presented by a representative of the District Attorney’s Office during an …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Highlights First 100 Days

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Highlights First 100 Days

    He Praises High-Quality Staff, New Screening Program and Policy Manual In his first 100 days on the job, District Attorney Warren Montgomery has added a diverse group of experienced professionals to his staff, improved the screening of cases for prosecution, and developed a manual that lays out employee benefits, office policies, and ethical guidelines. Montgomery …
  • Two St. Tammany Parish Men Found Guilty of Sex Crimes

    Two St. Tammany Parish Men Found Guilty of Sex Crimes

    COVINGTON—The District Attorney’s Office won back-to-back victories Wednesday (May 20) and Thursday (May 21) when prosecutors got a guilty verdict from a jury and then a guilty plea in two separate cases that involved sex crimes against victims younger than 13. A St. Tammany Parish jury deliberated just a half-hour Wednesday before finding Lewis E. …
  • Slidell Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    Slidell Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter in 2012 Stabbing Death and Fire

    COVINGTON – A sentencing hearing will be held June 22 for Devin Baham, 24, of Slidell, who was convicted by a St. Tammany Parish jury late Friday (May 15) of manslaughter, aggravated arson, and obstruction of justice for fatally stabbing a woman and setting her apartment on fire to cover up the crime. As a …
  • Let’s Talk About It…

    Let’s Talk About It…

    Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00PM Faith Bible Church 1148 N. Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433 From A. Nathan Young, Pastor of Faith Bible Church In light of the growing unrest and disunity in our country, it is important that we become proactive in our approach to law enforcement and community relations. In the past, we have …
  • 16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder

    COVINGTON— Sixteen-year-old Eduardo Morales pled guilty Wednesday (May 6) to second-degree murder in the death of a 28-year-old man, who was gunned down during a pre-dawn argument that involved several men in a Slidell neighborhood in August 2013. Morales was charged as an adult and faces an automatic sentence of life in prison for the …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Supports Justice System Study

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Supports Justice System Study

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined other St. Tammany Parish justice system officials in a press conference Wednesday (May 6) as the Northshore Business Council and Metropolitan Crime Commission announced a yearlong study of the criminal justice system in St. Tammany and Washington parishes.   Metropolitan Crime Commission President Rafael Goyeneche said his organization will conduct …
  • Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew Presents at Elder Abuse Training

    Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew Presents at Elder Abuse Training

    Assistant District Attorney Harold Bartholomew gave a dynamic presentation at the Elder Abuse Training For Law Enforcement, sponsored on April 16 by the SALT Council at the National Guard Armory in Covington. SALT (Seniors And Law enforcement Together) offers the training as part of its efforts to combat elder abuse. The session drew law enforcement …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Bogalusa Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Bogalusa Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery joined Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal in congratulating Sandra Conerly, who received the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award at a luncheon, sponsored by the Bogalusa Rotary Club on April 28. Conerly, who is in charge of security at the Washington Parish courthouse in Franklinton, credited her strong faith in God …
  • Warren Montgomery Speaks at FBI Lunch

    Warren Montgomery Speaks at FBI Lunch

  • Video from Warren Montgomery’s Speech at Leadership St. Tammany Breakfast

    Video from Warren Montgomery’s Speech at Leadership St. Tammany Breakfast

  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Staff Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and Staff Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery and 18 members of his staff volunteered Saturday (April 18) to participate in Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West’s “Bench, Bar, and Badge Build. ” Despite the rain, volunteers broke into crews and worked indoors, cleaning, painting, installing fixtures, and more inside several homes that are part of a Habitat community …
  • Warren Montgomery throws out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony

    Warren Montgomery throws out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony

    On April 17th, Warren Montgomery threw out the 1st pitch at the Franklinton Baseball League Opening Ceremony
  • Mastermind of Credit Card and Check-Cashing Scam Gets 20 Years in Prison

    Mastermind of Credit Card and Check-Cashing Scam Gets 20 Years in Prison

    A 46-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday (April 15) for possession of methamphetamines, Viagra without a prescription and marijuana, and for committing a series of elaborate credit card and check-cashing scams last summer. A St. Tammany Parish jury had found the defendant, Eddie Matthews III, of Baton Rouge, guilty on March …
  • Warren Montgomery Speaks for the Republican Women of Franklinton

    Warren Montgomery Speaks for the Republican Women of Franklinton

    On Thursday, April 16th, District Attorney Warren Montgomery addressed the Republican Women of Franklinton.
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Celebrates STEM Groundbreaking

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Celebrates STEM Groundbreaking

          District Attorney Warren Montgomery was among the officials who gathered Friday (April 10) in Lacombe to celebrate the groundbreaking of Northshore Technical Community College’s new headquarters. The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) building, located off Louisiana 434, will become the flagship campus of the community college, now based in Bogalusa. …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Slidell Rotary Club

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Speaks at Slidell Rotary Club

      District Attorney Warren Montgomery was honored to be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Slidell’s luncheon on Friday, April 10th. Here are some photos of Warren chatting with Slidell Rotarians and their guests.  
  • Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2013 Murder

    Slidell Man Is Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2013 Murder

    COVINGTON—A 22-year-old Slidell man was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of parole Monday (April 13) for shooting a man to death while trying to rob him of marijuana. The defendant, Felix Adams Jr., had been found guilty on Feb. 12 of second-degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice, in the 2013 …
  • District Attorney Warren Montgomery Focuses on Leadership in Breakfast Speech

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery Focuses on Leadership in Breakfast Speech

      In his speech at the Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation’s breakfast Thursday, District Attorney Warren Montgomery said good leaders must display courage, articulate their vision and surround themselves with good people—all of which he has tried to do in his first 90 days in office. “Being a leader is showing people the way, articulating …
  • Franklinton Man Convicted of Aggravated Incest

    Franklinton Man Convicted of Aggravated Incest

    FRANKLINTON—-A Washington Parish jury found a 49-year-old Franklinton man guilty on April 2 of aggravated incest, sexual battery, and attempted sexual battery of a child under 13. The defendant, J.D. Thompson, who is a multiple offender, faces 66 to 198 years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair prosecuted the case, which was investigated by …
  • Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Home Rule Charter Review Committee Recommendations

    Statement from District Attorney Warren Montgomery on Home Rule Charter Review Committee Recommendations

    Recently, at my request, the St. Tammany Parish School Board and the parish’s two public hospitals have passed resolutions stating that the District Attorney’s Office no longer serves as their legal representative. The Parish Council’s home rule charter review committee on Thursday (April 2) will propose an amendment to the full council—again with my support—that …
  • Franklinton Man Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences in 2008 Murder of Couple

    Franklinton Man Gets Two Consecutive Life Sentences in 2008 Murder of Couple

    FRANKLINTON—-A 27-year-old Franklinton man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences Wednesday (March 25) in the 2008 murder of two people who were shot to death inside a home that was then set on fire. Judge William J. Knight sentenced the defendant, Jeremy Wilson, after a Washington Parish jury on March 20 found Wilson guilty …
  • Multiple Drug Offender Faces Up To Life In Prison For Heroin Possession

    Multiple Drug Offender Faces Up To Life In Prison For Heroin Possession

      COVINGTON—-A 39-year-old Slidell man who is a multiple drug offender faces a sentence of up to life imprisonment after his conviction this week of heroin possession. A St. Tammany Parish jury on Wednesday (March 18) found Jabari Smith guilty of possession of heroin—his sixth conviction on drug charges. Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted …
  • Pearl River Man who Molested a 5-Year-Od Girl Receives 60-Year Sentence

    Pearl River Man who Molested a 5-Year-Od Girl Receives 60-Year Sentence

      COVINGTON—-Darryl Solomon, 38, of Pearl River, pled guilty Tuesday (March 17) to sexual battery of a child under 13 and to being a second felony offender. He was immediately sentenced to 60 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Assistant District Attorneys Joseph Oubre and Jack Hoffstadt handled …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-A 20-year-old man who intentionally rammed the stolen vehicle he was driving into two police cars while trying to flee in Slidell has pled guilty to 14 felony charges in the incident, including two counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. Jevon T. Mitchell, of New Orleans, entered his plea Wednesday …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-A St. Tammany Parish jury on Wednesday (March 11) unanimously found Donald Murphy, 44, of Pearl River, guilty of four counts of production of pornography involving juveniles under 13, one count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor under 17, and one count of unlawful use of a social networking website by a person who …
  • News Release

    News Release

      FRANKLINTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found James Earl, 45, of Franklinton, guilty of manslaughter after a three-day trial that ended at noon Wednesday (March 4). Earl, who has had at least 10 prior felony convictions, faces a minimum of 40 years to life in prison. The jury deliberated 40 …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Daniel Read, age 35 of Slidell, pled guilty on February 24th, 2015, to molestation of a juvenile. 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner sentenced Read to 20 years in prison without the benefits of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Assistant District Attorneys Jason Cuccia and Julie Knight prosecuted …
  • News Release

    News Release

      FRANKLINTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Kendrick Taylor, age 38 of Franklinton, was found guilty on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015, of attempted possession of 28 to 200 grams of cocaine. The 12 person Washington Parish Jury deliberated for an hour before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Martin Coady. Assistant District …
  • News Release

    News Release

    CONVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jeremy Wise, age 26 of Slidell, has pled guilty as charged to three drug charges and a home invasion charge. 22nd Judicial District Judge William Burris sentenced Wise to 15 years in prison for possession of marijuana 3rd offense, 5 years in prison for possession of cocaine, and 5 …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Felix Adams, Jr., age 22 of Slidell, was found guilty as charged of second degree murder, armed robbery, and obstruction of justice on Thursday, February 12thh, 2015. The twelve member St. Tammany Jury deliberated an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Steven Jermaine Charles, age 36 of Houma, was found guilty as charged today of aggravated flight from an officer. The twelve member St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated one hour before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner. Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia prosecuted the State’s …
  • News Release

    News Release

    CONVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Douglas Casborn, age 54 of Slidell, pled guilty as charged on Monday, February 9th, 2015, to aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated obstruction of a highway, and possession of cocaine. Casborn also pled guilty as charged to two counts of first degree robbery. 22nd Judicial District Judge William Knight …
  • News Release

    News Release

      COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that the St. Tammany Parish Grand jury met today and returned true bills on three defendants in two cases. Chief of Trials Ronnie Gracianette presented the cases to the Grand Jury Clayton Maricle, age 17 of Slidell, and Marty Anderson, age 41 of Slidell were arrested in January 2015 …
  • News Release

    News Release

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Barbara Sequeira, age 57 of Lacombe, was found guilty as charged today of possession of a legend drug. The six person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated 30 minutes before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Ad Hoc Donald Fendlason. Assistant District Attorney Joseph Oubre prosecuted the …
  • Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter

    COVINGTON—–District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Joan Hartman, age 56 of Slidell, was found guilty of manslaughter on Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  The twelve person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated nearly two hours before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Scott Gardner.  Assistant District Attorneys Jason Cuccia and Nick Noriea, Jr. were …
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Forcible Rape

    Man Pleads Guilty to Forcible Rape

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Bert Jones, age 24 of Slidell, pled guilty on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, to two counts of forcible rape, 1 count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and 1 count of computer-aided solicitation of a minor.   22nd Judicial District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Jones to 50 years in prison …
  • Man Found Guilty of Drug Charge

    Man Found Guilty of Drug Charge

    COVINGTON—-District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Prentice Wallace, age 31of Slidell, was found guilty on Thursday, January 15th, 2015, of attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  A twelve person St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated an hour and a half before returning the guilty verdict to 22nd Judicial District Judge Allison Penzato.  Wallace was charged …