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The Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office will provide an open, ethical, and proactive office staffed by professional and courteous employees who will provide prompt, thorough, and dignified service. We will seek justice for victims and defendants while ensuring each timely access to the judicial process. We will prosecute vigorously those charged with valid, provable crimes. We will cooperate and work with other law enforcement agencies to protect our community and improve the criminal justice system.

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5th JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Article posted April 19, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced that no charges would be filed by his office in the law officer involved shooting death of Schuylar Gunning which occurred on December 24, 2015, just south of Winnsboro on U.S. Hwy 425 in Franklin Parish, Louisiana. Lancaster stated that Louisiana State Police conducted a thorough […]…

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FELONY PLEAS IN 5TH DISTRICT COURT – WEST CARROLL PARISH

Article posted February 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during recent sessions in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana. December 8, 2015, Hon. Ann B. McIntyre, Judge MICHAEL GLENN CRENSHAW, JR. pled guilty to Theft more than $750 but less than […]…

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FELONY PLEAS IN 5TH DISTRICT COURT – NOVEMBER 2015

Article posted November 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM

FELONY PLEAS IN DISTRICT COURT John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during a recent court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana. November 4, 2015, Hon. James M. Stephens, Judge MICHAEL S. BASS pled guilty to Possession […]…

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30 YEAR SENTENCE HANDED DOWN FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AND KIDNAPPING

Article posted November 20, 2015 at 5:12 PM

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster advised that on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Derrick L. Rose of Winnsboro was sentenced to thirty years in prison for the April 2014 kidnapping and attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend and their four year old daughter. On April 4, 2014, Rose confronted the two victims at an apartment complex […]…

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FELONY PLEAS IN DISTRICT COURT OCTOBER  2015

Article posted November 20, 2015 at 5:08 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during a recent court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana. October 7, 2015, Hon. Terry A. Doughty, Judge PETER JOHN BARBER, JR. pled guilty to Residential Contractor Fraud in a […]…

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A WINNSBORO MAN WAS CONVICTED OF KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED MURDER AUGUST 19 IN RICHLAND PARISH.

Article posted August 31, 2015 at 4:04 PM

Derrick L. Rose, 30, of Winnsboro, was convicted of attempted second degree murder and two counts of second degree kidnapping in connection with the April 4, 2014 kidnapping of his ex-girlfriend and their four-year-old daughter. Sentencing has been scheduled for Oct. 7. The maximum sentence for attempted second degree murder is 50 years while each […]…

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WEST CARROLL PARISH COURT RESULTS – JULY 22, 2015

Article posted August 17, 2015 at 5:16 PM

FELONY PLEAS IN DISTRICT COURT John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during recent court sessions in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana. Hon. James M. Stephens, Judge July 22, 2015 TYLER ABLES pled guilty to Simple Criminal Damage […]…

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FRANKLIN PARISH COURT RESULTS – JULY 7-8, 2015

Article posted August 17, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Mack Lancaster reported that the following individuals entered felony guilty pleas and/or were sentenced during the July 7-8, 2015 court session in Franklin Parish with Judge James M. Stephens presiding and Assistant District Attorney Will Barham representing the state: Hollis Davis was sentenced to 2 years at hard labor for Distribution of Cocaine. […]…

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FRANKLIN PARISH DISTRICT COURT RESULTS – JUNE 9, 2015

Article posted August 17, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Mack Lancaster reported that the following individuals entered felony guilty pleas and/or were sentenced during the June 9, 2015 court session in Franklin Parish with Judge Ann McIntyre presiding and Assistant District Attorney Will Barham representing the state: Freddie Gibson pled guilty to 8 counts Forgery, Simple Burglary and Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling […]…

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY HONORS VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

Article posted April 23, 2015 at 2:23 PM

Fifth District Attorney Mack Lancaster announces that April 19 marks the beginning of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to honor victims and the advocates of victim’s rights. Every year, millions of people’s lives are forever changed by crime.  They are our families, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.   This is National Crime Victims’ Rights […]…

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Office Locations

  • District Attorney John M. Lancaster
    PO Box 805 • Oak Grove, LA 71263
    318.428.3219 • da@fifthda.org
  • Franklin Parish District Attorney's Office
    6568 Main St, 2nd Flr • Winnsboro, LA 71295
    318.435.3386 • franklin@fifthda.org
    Located in Franklin Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • Richland Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 417 • Rayville, LA 71269
    318.728.3166 • richland@fifthda.org
    Located in Richland Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor
  • West Carroll Parish District Attorney's Office
    PO Box 1209 • Oak Grove, LA 71269
    318.428.3213 • westcarroll@fifthda.org
    Located in West Carroll Parish Courthouse,
    Second Floor

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