LaSalle Parish District Attorney

LaSalle Parish District Attorney We are the prosecuting agency for LaSalle Parish. We also represent most of the public bodies of LaSalle Parish.

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Thank you, LaSalle Parish!Marsheela and I, along with our children, Brett, Ronn, Sara, and grandchildren, Jackson and Jo...

Thank you, LaSalle Parish!

Marsheela and I, along with our children, Brett, Ronn, Sara, and grandchildren, Jackson and Joseph, thank you for your continued support of me as your District Attorney. Your support has allowed me to be the longest, continually serving District Attorney in the history of the 28th Judicial District. We sincerely appreciate the continued vote of confidence you have placed in us the last 30 years.

Thanks to my Assistant District Attorneys, Walter Dorroh, Jr., Steve Kendrick, and Mark Talley for your help and advice during my terms. Thanks also to my office staff, Angie Borland, Kelly Crooks, Shelle Feazell, Darla McGuffee, Sheryl Richardson, and Karen Smith, for all you do to help make our office run efficiently for the public.

Going into this new term, I again pledge to you to be the District Attorney that you can be proud to have representing you in the courts of the State of Louisiana.

Reed Walters
LaSalle Parish District Attorney


In light of the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, Judge J. Christopher Peters has issued an order continuing all scheduled court matters until April 30, 2020. This means there will be no court hearings during the month of April unless it is an emergency.

The Office of the District Attorney will remain open during this time. However, we ask that you contact us by phone, email, or fax. We will post additional notices as they become available to us.

In the meantime, we ask you again to do the following:
1- Stay calm, and do not panic.
2-Take reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your family.
3-Continue to pray earnestly for the Lord Jesus to protect those on the front lines working to keep us all safe. The doctors, nurses, rad techs, lab techs, and all other medical personnel and support workers are in close contact with this virus, and they need our support and prayers to sustain them.
4-Pray for the other personnel who are on the front lines also. Law enforcement, truck drivers making deliveries, and all other workers at stores who are open to provide us with essential items to carry on life as best we can.
5-Pray for our country and our President and the team working to guide us through this time. Pray for wisdom for them to make the right decisions.

Please stay safe.

J. Reed Walters
LaSalle Parish District Attorney

I have  been asked to post the penalty for violating the emergency orders. The picture shows the potential penalties tha...

I have been asked to post the penalty for violating the emergency orders. The picture shows the potential penalties that a District Judge could impose if a person is found guilty of violating these orders. They are very serious!
Remember that everyone accused of any crime is considered innocent until the state proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


As many of you know, LaSalle Parish has had its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

I want to stress some things:
1- Please don’t panic. Stay calm, and take reasonable precautions for yourself and your family. Follow CDC Guidelines and other local officials’ recommendations.

2- Stay in touch with anyone who does contract the virus by phone, text, or email. Don’t forget them. They didn’t choose to get the virus, and they need your support during their recovery.

3- Keep praying that the Lord Jesus will protect us and those who are on the front lines protecting us. The doctors, nurses, rad techs, lab workers, and other medical personnel are all pushed to the limit now, so please remember them especially.

Reed Walters
LaSalle Parish District Attorney


Today Governor Edwards has called for a day of fasting and prayer. I urge all born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to join in this fasting and prayer asking our Heavenly Father to be merciful to us at this time.
The letter of James tells us that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much!


The Governor has issued a new executive order closing non-essential offices in the state of Louisiana.

Please let this post keep you informed that the District Attorney’s Office in Jena will remain open but operating with a reduced staff. We are doing our part to both deter the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe, but also keep the office open for the public.

Again, I urge you to do your part to help us stop the spread of the virus. Stay at home if possible and use other means of contacting us, either by phone at 318-992-8282 or by email, [email protected].

I will be posting updated information as to the office’s operation when it becomes available.

In the meantime, please follow CDC and other local officials’ guidelines and recommendations during this time.


Considering the current outbreak of the Covid 19 virus, and to help prevent the spread of the virus further, the Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered that all currently scheduled criminal court be cancelled. In light of that order, Judge J. Christopher Peters has ordered all criminal court scheduled through April 13, 2020 be continued.
If you have a scheduled criminal matter, you will be notified by this office when your court date will be rescheduled.
J. Reed Walters, LaSalle Parish District Attorney urges everyone to remain diligent in our efforts to combat this virus. Follow CDC guides and local health and other officials recommendations.
We urge you to stay at home if at all possible.
If you have questions please call the office at 318-992-8282.

I am honored to have been elected to serve as President of the Louisiana District Attorneys' Association. I am pictured ...

I am honored to have been elected to serve as President of the Louisiana District Attorneys' Association. I am pictured here with Pete Adams, the Executive Director of our association following my election.


The next arraignment date for the 28th Judicial District Court will be Monday July 11, 2016. Court begins at 9:30 a. m.
The next misdemeanor dates are Tuesday July 5th for the trial of criminal rules and Wednesday July 6th for misdemeanor trials. Court begins at 9:30 a. m. both days.


The next misdemeanor court dates are March 10,11 and 12, 2104. Arraignments are March 10, Criminal rules are March 11 and Misdemeanor trials are March 13. All court sessions begin at 9:30 a.m.


The next Misdemeanor court dates will be December 3 -6 at the courtroom in Jena. Court will begin at 9:30 a.m. Arraignments will be held on the 3rd of December. Criminal Motion day will be the 4th. Misdemeanor trials will be held the 5th. Juvenile court will be held the 6th.

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1683 North 2nd Street
Jena, LA

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Staff: J. Reed Walters--LaSalle Parish District Attorney Walter E. Dorroh, Jr.--1st Assistant District Attorney Steven P. Kendrick-- 2nd Assistant District Attorney Mark L. Talley-- 3rd Assistant District Attorney Karen R. Smith-- Victim's Assistance Coordinator Shelle P. Feazell-- Traffic Administrative Assistant/Juvenile Administrative Assistant Sheryl Richardson-- Criminal Intake Administrative Assistant Darla McGuffee--Trial Administrative Assistant/Juvenile Administrative Assistant Angie Borland--Child Support Administrative Assistant




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Are your Police Officers suppose to be legally writing Speeding Violations on HWY 165 itself? I know this type of action became a big issue with Louisiana State Troopers a while back in Washington Louisiana, and has since been corrected.