Ouachita Parish Office
(318) 388-4720
Morehouse Parish Office
(318) 281-4907



A Message From The District Attorney

We are facing unprecedented challenges due to the outbreak of Corona Virus. Each day brings new information and concerns. We can and will weather this storm by adhering to the recommendations made by Center for Disease Control and the Louisiana COVID-19 Taskforce. Recently, Governor Edwards ordered all citizens to stay at home and limit any travel outside of the home to essential needs only. I urge you, for the health and wellbeing of our communities, to comply with this Order.

Ouachita and Morehouse parishes are staffed at every level by hard working,
knowledgeable professionals and leaders who will do everything in their power to make sure parish services and processes remain available and operational. Our office is no exception, and I welcome your questions. Like many other public agencies, we have taken precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our employees. Pursuant to Governor Edward’s Order closing state buildings, physical access to our offices is limited. Only those needing a civil Protective Order may be seen face to face. For all other purposes, please contact us via telephone or email. We are available and glad to assist you as needed. The “Useful Links” section of our website contains contacts for several state and local agencies which can provide assistance with various needs during this time.

I will offer further information as it is made available. In the meantime, please stay up to date with changing recommendations made by state and federal officials. Prayerfully, we will soon see an end to this pandemic.

Press Release


March 16, 2020

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