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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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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

GUILTY PLEA ENDS TRIAL 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 […]…

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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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West Carroll Parish Criminal Court Results

Article posted October 28, 2013 at 4:35 PM

John M. “Mack” Lancaster, 5th Judicial District Attorney, reported felony pleas taken during court sessions in Fifth District Court, West Carroll Parish. Assistant District Attorney John Clay Hamilton represented the State of Louisiana. SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 – HONORABLE TERRY A. DOUGHTY, JUDGE JOHN CLAY HAMILTON REPRESENTING THE STATE OF LOUISIANA BLAKE CORBIN pled guilty to […]…

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Boothe to Retire

Article posted October 28, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Longtime Franklin Parish Assistant District Attorney Johnny R. Boothe has announced he is retiring from the office effective December 31, 2013, said District Attorney John M. “Mack” Lancaster. Boothe, who has represented the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Franklin Parish since 1992, has prosecuted thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases during his career.  He […]…

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Barham appointed Assistant District Attorney

Article posted September 17, 2013 at 5:02 PM

Rayville attorney Will Rhymes Barham has joined the staff of the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Mack Lancaster announced that Barham was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney before Judge Rudolph McIntyre Jr., on Aug. 7. Barham will begin immediate employment with the District Attorney’s Office, where he will primarily handle misdemeanor […]…

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Juvenile Drug Court formed in Fifth Judicial District

Article posted September 17, 2013 at 5:01 PM

Fifth District Judge Terry Doughty and District Attorney Mack Lancaster jointly announce the creation and authorization of the Fifth District Juvenile Drug Court. This court was recently authorized by the Louisiana Supreme Court to begin service on May 1. This is the 18th juvenile drug court that has been authorized by the State of Louisiana […]…

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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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