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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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Rayville Official Pleads Guilty to Malfeasance in Office

Article posted July 28, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Former Rayville Superintendent of Public Works Lorenzo Brown pled guilty to five counts of Malfeasance in Office last Friday, July 25, said District Attorney Mack Lancaster. District Judge James M. Stephens will sentence Brown on September 24, 2014.  Brown faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the charges, a limit agreed to by […]…

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75-Year Sentence in Richland Parish

Article posted June 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

A Monroe man was sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in a December 2012 shooting in Rayville, said District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster. Jesty Reese, 25,  entered guilty pleas to the charges of Manslaughter and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery on May 6, 2014.  District Judge Terry A. Doughty set the sentencing […]…

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West Carroll Parish Court Results, May 2014

Article posted June 12, 2014 at 4:51 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during the May 14, 2014 court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana.  District Judge James M. Stephens presided. CHRISTOPHER J. BASS pled guilty to three felony charges: 1)         Possession of […]…

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West Carroll Parish Court Results, April 2014

Article posted June 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the felony pleas taken during the April 23, 2014 court session in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana.  District Judge E. Rudolph McIntyre, Jr., presided. ROOSEVELT GLASS pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense and […]…

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Pleas, Sentences in Richland Criminal Court

Article posted June 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Richland Parish District Attorney’s Office closed out several serious cases with pleas and sentences in court on June 4, 2014, said District Attorney Mack Lancaster. Fifth District Judge James M. Stephens sentenced Christopher Wayne Lindsey of Rayville, 40, to 15 years in prison for a February 2013 Aggravated Second Degree Battery on another Richland […]…

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Plea in Rayville Murder Case

Article posted May 6, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Jesty Reese of Monroe, 25, pled guilty in Fifth Judicial District Court in Rayville Tuesday to Manslaughter and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery for his part in the December 2012 shooting death of a Rayville resident, said Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster. Reese and Cody Reynolds of Rayville were charged in the […]…

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Richland Parish Court Results

Article posted March 18, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Eight defendants entered guilty pleas to felony charges in 5th Judicial District Court in Richland Parish on March 12, 2014, said District Attorney Mack Lancaster. D’Montre Harris, 23, 168 Legacy Dr, Rayville, and Melvin Allen, Jr, 24, 104 Russell St, Rayville, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for the April 19, 2013 armed […]…

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30-Year Sentence Ends Kidnapping Trials

Article posted February 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Otis Banks, 32, of Rayville, was sentenced February 19, 2014 to 30 years in prison for a February 27, 2012 incident in Rayville, said Fifth District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster. Banks pled guilty on December 11, 2013 to Aggravated Second Degree Battery in the case, in which Banks, his brothers Joey and Leonard, his […]…

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Guilty Plea Ends Richland Parish Trial

Article posted February 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Richland Parish resident Christopher Wayne Lindsey, 40, pleaded guilty to Aggravated Second Degree Battery on February 5, 2014, said District Attorney Mack Lancaster. Judge James M. Stephens will sentence Lindsey on April 2, 2014.  Lancaster has recommended the imposition of the maximum sentence allowed for the offense, 15 years. Lindsey was charged following the February […]…

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Defendant Pleads Guilty in First Degree Murder of Police Officer

Article posted January 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Richard L. Long, Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday, January 13th, 2014, to First Degree Murder in the Fifth District Court of Richland Parish, said Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster. After the plea, District Judge Terry Doughty sentenced Long to life in prison without parole. Long was one of three men accused of […]…

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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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