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Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II     

Camille A. "Cam Morvant
As District Attorney, my goals are:
 
To ensure that justice is served for the residents of    Lafourche by enforcing the criminal laws of the State of  Louisiana.

To champion the rights of victims of crime in Lafourche  Parish.

To protect those juveniles subject to abuse and/or neglect.

To ensure that the best interests of children are preserved by enforcing Louisiana's child support laws.

To implement programs designed to educate and inform the public regarding the role that the District Attorney’s Office has in their day to day lives.

For your convenience, our office has an Assistant District Attorney available from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday though Friday to answer your questions, provided that you do not already have an outside attorney representing you.  Please call (985) 447-2003 and ask for the assistant on duty.

PARISH GOVERNMENT AND BOARDS  -

The Lafourche Parish District Attorney is the statutory legal advisor to the Parish Government and to all Parish Board and Commissions. In his capacity as legal advisor, the District Attorney works closely with Parish Council and the Parish President to protect the interests of Lafourche Parish. The District Attorney's Office also makes itself available to answer questions and provide legal advice to Parish Boards and Commissions.

SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT (Read more...)

  • Project L.E.A.D. (Legal Enrichment and Decision-Making)

  • Domino Effect

  • Violence Intervention Program (VIP)

  • District Attorney Truancy Program (DATE)

  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

***HIGHLIGHTS***

July 21, 2016 - Press Release  

THIBODAUX – A Raceland man pled guilty to four arson charges Tuesday prior to the commencement of his felony jury trial.

Treiston Pierron, 33, was charged with three counts of simple arson for setting a fire to a residence at 156 Hyland Drive in Gheens on July 4, 2015. The fire consumed that structure, and destroyed the two neighboring houses as well. Additionally, Pierron was charged with one count of aggravated arson after setting an intentional fire at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center while incarcerated there.

"It is tragic that three families have lost their homes because of the conduct of this man," said District Attorney Camille A. Morvant, II. "But we are certainly thankful that no one was injured by his acts."

Assistant District Attorney Jason Chatagnier prosecuted the case. Pierron was sentenced to ten years in prison on all four counts, which were ordered to run concurrently.

The case was investigated by the State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The evidence against Pierron included not only the forensic analysis conducted by the fire marshall, but the testimony of neighbors who observed Pierron arrive and depart the scene by motorcycle shortly before the fire was observed. Additionally, surveillance video captured the suspect arriving at the scene by motorcycle, and firing what appeared to be roman candles at the house. Witnesses also stated that Pierron appeared to be intoxicated before the fires.

Pierron denied any involvement in the Gheens fire, but acknowledged that he travelled by motorcycle.

On December 26, 2015, Pierron used a light fixture in the detention center day room to light a paper wick, then handed the wick to another inmate who lit some paper and blankets on fire. Pierron’s actions were captured on the facility’s surveillance video.

Pierron faced up to fifteen years in prison on the simple arson charges, and up to twenty for aggravated arson.