The Office of the

Lafourche Parish District Attorney

Telephone

Main Office: (985) 447-2003

Child Support: (985) 448-3422

Galliano Office: (985) 632-5568

Hours

Main Office: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Child Support: Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Galliano Office: Tue, 9am – 12pm | Thurs, 9am – 3pm

Kristine Russell

Lafourche Parish District Attorney

Kristine Russell was born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She graduated from Edward Douglas White High School, Nicholls State University, and Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Following her graduation from law school, Kristine began working with the law firm of Morvant and Cavell. Her practice focused on insurance defense and family law. In 1999, Kristine opened her own law practice and continued to work mainly in the area of family law. She also taught Family Law for several years at Nicholls State University.

About Our Office

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney, Kristine Russell, or her designated assistant, has charge of every criminal prosecution by the state in her district. She is also the representative of the state before the grand jury in her district, and is the legal advisor to the grand jury.

 

District Attorney Russell is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Boards and Commissions. In her capacity as legal advisor, she works closely with the Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. She also makes her Office available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.

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We got our Big Mike’s BBQ for Giveback Night in support of Relay for Life - American Cancer Society. You have until 9 pm tonight to grab some food for the family and support a good cause. Be sure to mention the American Cancer Society at the register whether you dine-in or take-out #CancerResearch #RelayForLife #Ambassador ... See MoreSee Less

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***Update: (Message from DA Russell) - Unfortunately, the flu has taken over the Russell household. I cannot put into words how disappointed I am that I will be unable to attend tonight’s fundraiser at Big Mike’s. The loss of my mother to cancer changed my life forever, and I am always trying to find ways to honor her. Since I won't be able to tell you tonight in person, thank you so much for your support with this fundraiser and your continued support for the American Cancer Society.

JOIN US tonight at Big Mike's BBQ in Thibodaux for a Giveback Night in support of the American Cancer Society. Please mention AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY when ordering (in-house or to-go) from 5:00-9:00 pm. We thank you in advance for your support!

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1. Wilfred Harris, 37, pled guilty to DWI 4th and was sentenced to 12 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Assistant District Attorney Shaun George prosecuted the case.

2. Joshua Lee, 33, pled guilty to Simple Burglary and was sentenced to 12 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections, which is the max sentence allowed by law. On a separate case, he pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Clonazepam and was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Both sentences are to be served concurrently, but served consecutively to his 3 year parole violation sentence. Assistant District Attorney Shaun George prosecuted the case.
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Tuesday, February 18th between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. bring you, your spouse, your kids, your friends, your distant relatives, your neighbors, your social media friends, and anyone else you can think of to Big Mike's BBQ in Thibodaux and mention the American Cancer Soicety at the register. A portion of the proceeds will go towards cancer research. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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1. Jason Orgeron, 38, pled guilty to the Habitual Offender Bill and was sentenced to 20 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Assistant District Attorney S. Benjamin Caillouet prosecuted the case.

2. Lee Johnson, 22, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and was sentenced to 10 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. On a separate case, he pled guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to 12 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Both sentences are to be served concurrently. Assistant District Attorney Heather Hendrix prosecuted the case.

3. Davonte Mathews, 28, pled guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 13 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Assistant District Attorney S. Benjamin Caillouet prosecuted the case.

4. Audell Young, 31, pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Alprazolam and was sentenced to 7 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. On a separate case, he pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and was sentenced to 8 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Both sentences are to be served consecutively. Assistant District Attorney S. Benjamin Caillouet prosecuted the case.
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Cindy Thibodeaux, LPDA Office Manager, supports the National Cancer Society by sharing her story of her sister, Connie.

“My baby sister, Connie, was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer that metastasized to her brain and lungs in October of 2016. She passed away a short 5 months later. Connie was not only my sister; she was my best friend. I miss her kind words of encouragement, her infectious smile and her love for life. She had strength, dignity, and courage that we all admired. Connie was known for her kind thoughts, deeds and caring for others. Her love for life lives on through her son, Collin. My sister failed to get her mammogram for 7 years. Ladies, I beg you to get your mammograms done yearly. Early detection is very important when it comes to fighting cancer.”

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Special thanks to the Nicholls State Veterans Organization for delivering the plate lunches we bought for the Robert L. Barrios Jr. Foundation fundraiser. The food was delicious! ... See MoreSee Less

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Guilty Of 1st Degree Rape After Less Than An Hour Of Deliberation

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Larose man who was charged with 1st Degree Rape in November of 2018 was found guilty by a Lafourche Parish Jury late Thursday afternoon, February 6th.

Johnny Moore Jr., 31, raped the juvenile victim, who suffers from a mental infirmity, at a home where Moore was living prior to October 31st, 2018.

Assistant District Attorney Jason Chatagnier, who prosecuted the case along with Assistant District Attorney Greg Stahlnecker, noted that the jury deliberated for just under an hour before returning a unanimous guilty verdict of 1st Degree Rape. Moore, who was immediately taken into custody upon the guilty verdict, is scheduled for sentencing on March 12th, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Christopher Boudreaux.

Moore faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
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Jerrell Alexander, 30, who was convicted of two (2) counts of 2nd Degree Murder by a Lafourche Parish Jury in December 2019, was sentenced Friday morning, February 7th, by the Honorable F. Hugh Larose. Two victim impact statements were read in court before Alexander received two life sentences without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Assistant District Attorney Shaun George and Assistant District Attorney Melody Bridgewater prosecuted the case.

Terry Lacoste, 49, pled no contest to two (2) felony counts of Home Improvement Fraud. The Honorable Marla Able sentenced Lacoste to three (3) years of supervised probation and ordered he pay $44.545.55 in restitution. If Lacoste fails to pay restitution or violates the terms of his probation, he faces twenty (20) years in prison. “There are steps you can take to protect yourself from contractor fraud,” advised Assistant District Attorney Heather Hendrix, who prosecuted the case. “You can consult the Louisiana State Licensing Board’s website to see if the people you want to hire are licensed or have had violations against them. You can get three bids and, if one is much lower than the others, that’s a red flag. If the contractor wants the majority of the money upfront, that’s a red flag too. Trust your gut. If something doesn’t seem right, it most likely isn’t.”
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