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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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05TH DISTRICT FELONY CONVICTIONS – FRANKLIN PARISH – JULY 2017

Article posted July 21, 2017 at 4:26 PM

Fifth Judicial District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster announced this week that his office secured 18 felony convictions on July 11th, 12th, and 17th, in Franklin Parish. Judge Terry A. Doughty presided over the cases which were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Will R. Barham. Notable convictions according to Lancaster were as follows: Billy Meadows, […]…

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05TH DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES FELONY CONVICTIONS – RICHLAND PARISH – JUNE 23, 2017

Article posted July 21, 2017 at 4:23 PM

District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster advised that on Friday, June 23, 2017 his office in Richland Parish, took fifteen felony pleas. Judge James M. Stephens presided over the case. Mack Lancaster and Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler handled the cases. Notable pleas were as follows: Damian Rogers, age 37 of Rayville pled guilty to […]…

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5TH DISTRICT FELONY PLEAS – RICHLAND PARISH

Article posted May 6, 2016 at 4:43 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported the following felony pleas taken during recent sessions in Fifth District Court, Richland Parish. Assistant District Attorney Doug Wheeler represented the State of Louisiana. Over 30 pleas were accepted. Notable pleas are listed below. Lancaster noted that not only were the criminal defendants held accountable for the […]…

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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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PRESS RELEASE – GRAND JURY MAY 30, 2017

Article posted June 5, 2017 at 2:50 PM

GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN RICHLAND PARISH INCLUDING THREE INDICTMENTS FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER John “Mack” Lancaster, 5th District Attorney, reported 23 indictments were returned during the May 30 grand jury session in Fifth District Court, Richland Parish. Assistant District Attorneys Doug Wheeler and Amanda Wilkins represented the State of Louisiana and Judge James “Jimbo” […]…

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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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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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