District Attorney Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson

In January of 2007, Vern became El Dorado County's District Attorney. He has personally prosecuted numerous, significant cases such as the murder of C.H.P Officer Scott Russell and Phil and Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. He created a highly successful Cold Homicide Task Force and developed one of the first paperless prosecutor's offices in California. For more than five years Vern served as the county's Chief Technology Officer. Vern serves on the Board of Directors for the California District Attorneys Association and is the co-chair of the Association's Ethics and Insurance Fraud Committees.

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PRESS RELEASES

Scalding Water Assault Results in Conviction

Posted: July 13, 2018

On July 11, 2018, an El Dorado County jury convicted Shantaraha Dawn Coffer of felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. The jury additionally found the special allegation of the personal infliction of great bodily injury to be true. The jury found Ms. Coffer not guilty of mayhem. During the course of the trial, the jury heard testimony from the victim, persons inside the residence during the attack, Ms. Coffer, and a Deputy from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

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Justice Achieved for Vulnerable Victim

Posted: July 10, 2018

On June 28, 2018, an El Dorado County jury convicted Shannon Michael Jones of felony grand theft and misdemeanor receipt of stolen property. Co-defendant Summer Mascott was also convicted of misdemeanor receipt of stolen property. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours after hearing testimony from the victim, an El Dorado County Sheriff's Deputy, and an El Dorado County Sheriff's Detective.

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BEER BANDIT BUSTED

Posted: July 09, 2018

On July 3, 2018, a South Lake Tahoe jury convicted Craig Joseph Cumbra of Second Degree Robbery for an incident that took place on March 11, at a 7-Eleven.

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WANTED

Wanted

SHANNON MICHAEL JONES
$ NO BAIL

JONES WAS CONVICTED OF GRAND THEFT AND BUYING AND/OR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY BY A JURY ON 06/28/18. JONES FAILED TO APPEAR AT HIS SENTENCING DATE AND A NO BAIL BENCH WARRANT HAS BEEN ISSUED.

Wanted

JUSTINE LORRAINE SIMMONS
$ 57,500

Justine Lorraine Simmons has two outstanding warrants totaling $57,500 for causing a hit and run collision that resulted in injury, driving on a suspended license, failure to pay fines and probation violations.

Wanted

LACEY JAY SEXON
$ 50,000

Lacey Jay Sexon has an outstanding warrant in the amount of $50,000 for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, driving on a suspended license and failure to appear.