A Message from Our District Attorney

As District Attorney, the principle by which I will run this office is to make decisions based on the merits, based on the facts, based on hard work and the results of that hard work. That’s the American way, the American Dream. We are blessed to live where we live. This is a great community. This is a great place to raise a family. This is a great place to start a business. This a great place to seek and follow the American Dream. And the reason that these things are true is, the people who live here. That’s what makes this a great community.

Mission Statement

The Office of District Attorney of the 22nd Judicial District is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and justice, protecting the public and serving our community through the ethical prosecution of criminal offenses and civil matters while safeguarding the rights of all citizens, including the accused.


▪ To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Washington and St. Tammany Parishes

▪ Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community, ensuring that the public is kept informed of the work we are doing

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In Partnership with Bogalusa City Schools, our Office is recruiting mentors for the 2018-2019 school year. If you live in the Bogalusa area and want to make an impact on young lives through the Teach One to Lead One Program please read more about this Program and register here:


  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Feb. 8, 2019 Washington Parish Jury Finds Bogalusa Man Guilty of Obscenity FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Marlon D. Harwell, 58, of Bogalusa, guilty of obscenity Wednesday (Feb. 6) for an incident that occurred outside his apartment last year. Harwell faces from 20 years to …
  • DA Visits Newell Normand Show

    DA Visits Newell Normand Show

    District Attorney Warren Montgomery was honored to be a guest on the Newell Normand show on February 5, 2019.  Please use the link below to listen in! https://drive.google.com/file/d/10ChW1Rnciah1d2GlXqOZcal-oVHb6v01/view?usp=sharing
  • Madisonville Man Pleads Guilty To 500 Counts of Possessing Child Pornography

    Madisonville Man Pleads Guilty To 500 Counts of Possessing Child Pornography

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 5, 2019 COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that Ryan Horak, 21, of Madisonville, pleaded guilty Tuesday (Feb. 5) as charged to 500 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13. Horak faces 10 to 40 years in prison without probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. He will …


Accomplishments Since January 2015

If you will read the initial goals I set out to achieve on the left side of this page, you’ll find that I, along with my fantastic staff, have accomplished many of those goals:

  1. Created more transparent office
  2. Hired top-notch staff (55% of ADAs and 50% of investigators new)
  3. Created Screening Department
  4. Improved Domestic Violence Unit
  5. Enhanced use of Specialty Courts and helped create new Veterans Court
  6. Upgraded technology office-wide
  7. Created employee manual
  8. Stabilized budget
  9. Created Financial Assistance Program for indigent defendants to participate in Diversion Program
  10. Work more closely with Law enforcement agencies

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