Court News

Mark Dougherty, age 48, of Denham Springs, LA, pleaded no contest to hit and run driving resulting in death or serious bodily injury, hit and run driving, and second offense failure to register as a sex offender. He was sentenced to 10 years with the department of corrections.

Michael Dufrene, age 47, of Loranger, LA, pleaded no contest to forcible rape and intentional exposure to the AIDS virus. He was sentenced to 14 years with the department of corrections.

Barry Parrish Sr., age 53, of Denham Springs, LA, pleaded no contest to second degree rape and aggravated crime against nature. He was sentenced to 15 years with the department of corrections.

Trevis Whetherspoon, age 46, of Baton Rouge, LA, pleaded no contest to possession with intent to distribute schedule I controlled dangerous substances- herion. He was sentenced to 10 years with the department of corrections.


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The district attorney's offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.


Livingston Parish Office:


Phone: (225) 686-3070
FAX: (225) 686-7036


St. Helena Parish  Office:


Phone: (225) 222-6159
FAX: (225) 222-6530


Tangipahoa Parish Office:


Phone: (985) 748-7890
FAX: (985) 748-9932


For additional information, locations, and mailing addresses please visit the CONTACT US section listed at the top of the page.



The Twenty First Judicial District is made up of Livingston, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena parishes. It is one of the largest districts in the state of Louisiana with a current population of over 260,000.

Home to Southeastern Louisiana University, which is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation, and Livingston parish being one of the fastest growing parishes/counties in the nation, our district continues to develop.

As the district changes, the District Attorney’s Office will change with it. An online newsletter and searchable court dockets are just two new options that are now available through this website. The page also contains  Information about the various programs and services offered by our office.


 As always, we hope to provide you with easy access to the information you need. I hope that this website proves to be both informative and helpful.


As District Attorney, I pledge the best efforts of my office to ensure the citizens of this great district the high quality prosecution agency it deserves.


Scott M. Perrilloux
21st Judicial District Attorney





Hammond native Scott Perrilloux is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and Loyola University School of Law. Now serving his third term of office, Perrilloux has been District Attorney for the Twenty First Judicial District since his first election in 1996. Throughout this time, his office has consistently maintained a 90% or higher criminal conviction rate.


Before becoming District Attorney, Perrilloux already had an extensive legal career in the community. He has served as City Prosecutor for the City Court of Hammond, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hammond, Assistant District Attorney of the Twenty First Judicial District, and Judge Pro Tempore for the City Court of Hammond.


Perrilloux is a member of the National District Attorneys Association and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association. He has been a member of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association’s Board of Directors, serving as President for the 2005-2006 term.