The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office prosecutes all felonies in all three of the parishes that make up the 18th Judicial District – Iberville, West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee. Additionally, the District Attorney’s office prosecutes most misdemeanors in the three parishes that are investigated by the Sheriff’s Offices and the State Police, including traffic citations.
Each parish has its own courthouse wherein the Judges of the 18th Judicial District hear civil, as well as criminal cases. When a judge in this district makes a ruling, it is referred to as a ruling of the 18th Judicial District Court.
There are four Judges that serve in the 18th Judicial District. Each of the four Judges hear civil matters in all three parishes, but have limited themselves to hearing criminal matters in only one parish. As a point of information, the judges from the 18th Judicial District, along with their division designation and the parish to which they have been assigned criminal matters, are:
Honorable J. Kevin Kimball: Division A, assigned to all criminal matters in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Honorable Tonya S. Lurry: Division B, assigned to all criminal matters in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Honorable Alvin Batiste: Division C, assigned to approximately half of all criminal matters in Iberville Parish.
Honorable Elizabeth A. Engolio: Division D, assigned to approximately half of all criminal matters in Iberville Parish.
The District Attorney’s Office, led by District Attorney Tony Clayton, offers numerous programs and services. Information on those is provided on this website.