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

Hard truths about school shootings 20 years after Columbine. Here's legislation that can help

Posted: April 18, 2019

Hard truths about school shootings 20 years after Columbine. Here’s legislation that can help

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Trauma-Informed Care for Victims

Posted: April 11, 2019

Trauma is a proven effect that crime victims often experience and endure. There are many types of trauma with varied symptoms. Trauma-informed care is a type of victim care that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma while focusing on the physical, psychological and emotional safety of victims.

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What Does a District Attorney Do?

Posted: April 10, 2019

Some of you have asked what the District Attorney does, here is a short video that explains our role in the Criminal Justice System.

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WANTED

Wanted

KAELANI JANELLE LEWIS
$ 250,000

Kaelani Janelle Lewis has an outstanding warrant totaling $250,000 for battery, resisting an officer and failure to appear.

Wanted

RYAN ANTHONY O'NEIL
$ 20,000

Ryan Anthony O'Neil has two outstanding warrants totaling $20,000 for welfare fraud, perjury, driving under the influence and probation violations.

Wanted

GARY LEE ASHER
$ 25,000

Gary Lee Asher has an outstanding warrant for domestic violence and failure to appear.