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 was sworn into office Jan. 12 in the 22nd Judicial District and will mark 100 days (including just weekdays) on May 29.
“From day one, I have focused on building a team that operates with the highest degree of ethics, professionalism, and competence,” Montgomery said. “We are taking the politics out of the District Attorney’s Office and creating a true meritocracy.”
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. Galloway, 70, of Covington, guilty of two counts of molestation of a juvenile under 13 and one count of sexual battery. Galloway faces up to 99 years in prison.
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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 multiple offender, Baham faces life in prison.
“I want to thank the jury for their time and attention in this very difficult case,” District Attorney Warren Montgomery said at the end of the weeklong trial. “I believe justice has been served for the victim and her family by the jury’s unanimous verdicts.”
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 witnessed the tension that negative relationships between citizens and the police can create, even in our own community. We have also witnessed, more recently, in other parts of our nation, what can happen when the two do not work together to create good working relationships.
The purpose of this event will be to be proactive in our approach to law enforcement and citizen relationships. We desire to create awareness and understanding in West St. Tammany. Join us on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7pm at Faith Bible Church as we interact with top law enforcement officials in our area. You will have the opportunity to ask them your questions and share your concerns.
Law Enforcement Panel Police Chief Tim Lentz
Sheriff Jack Strain
District Attorney Warren Montgomery
Public Defender John Linder
Other Community and Political Leaders will also attend.
Please note that questions for the panel will be written and handed in. Pastor A. Nathan Young will also moderate the event.
2015 Court Calendar