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

Man Sent to State Prison for Viciously Biting Off His Victim's Ear

Posted: March 14, 2019

On March 11, 2019, Zachary Michael Muller was sentenced to 5 years in state prison after pleading no contest to Penal Code section 203 – Mayhem and Penal Code section 245(a)(4) - Assault by Means Likely to Commit Great Bodily Injury. Given the violent nature of the Mayhem conviction, Mr. Muller will not be eligible for day-for-day credit. Rather, he will serve 85% of his sentence in state prison.

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REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER GETS 3 YEARS STATE PRISON

Posted: March 11, 2019

On January 7, 2019 Robert Harold Freitas pled no contest to a Felony Driving Under the Influence ("DUI") and admitted he had suffered three prior convictions for the same conduct.

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PAROLEE CONVICTED OF WELFARE FRAUD

Posted: March 08, 2019

Michael Bassett was convicted of PC 118 - Perjury by Declaration, a felony, and WI 10980(a) - Intent to Deceive to Receive Aid, a misdemeanor. Mr. Bassett also admitted to being in violation of his parole and was sentenced to an additional 90 days to run concurrently with the primary sentence.

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WANTED

Wanted

FELICITY MORGAINE MONSEES
$ NO BAIL

Felicity Morgaine Monsees has an outstanding NO BAIL warrant and two additonal warrants totaling $30,000.

Wanted

GABRIEL STRONG
$ 70,000

Gabriel Strong has an outstanding felony warrant for vehicle theft, driving under the influence and failure to appear.

Wanted

PHILLIP TYLER WRIGHT
$ NO BAIL

Phillip Tyler Wright has two outstanding felony NO BAIL warrants.