Camille A. "Cam" Morvant II
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.
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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.
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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
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.