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

Science Has Identified Common Threads in School Shootings

Posted: November 15, 2019

District Attorney Vern Pierson: Science Has Identified Common Threads in School Shootings. "The crisis of mass shootings and school shootings is complex...Our solutions should be grounded in science not hyperbole."

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Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Threats with a Hammer and Domestic Violence Charges

Posted: August 06, 2019

Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Threats with a Hammer and Domestic Violence Charges

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GOVERNOR NEWSOM: SCIENCE, NOT PARTISAN POLITICS, SHOULD GUIDE OUR REACTION TO GUN VIOLENCE

Posted: August 05, 2019

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: SCIENCE, NOT PARTISAN POLITICS, SHOULD GUIDE OUR REACTION TO GUN VIOLENCE In the wake of more senseless violence in our country, we see our politicians taking their now-familiar position on their soapboxes to lament their party opponents’ inaction. We need less grandstanding and more real response. While California Governor Gavin Newsom is busy pointing fingers, AB 17221 – an assembly bill based on science and focused on preventing gun violence – languishes in the Appropriations Committee. If Governor Newsom wants people to act, perhaps he should begin by leading by example and passing this critical piece of legislation.

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WANTED

Wanted

SABRINA RENEANN
$ NO BAIL

SABRINA RENEANN MARTIN has three outstanding NO BAIL felony warrants. Martin is wanted for burglary and mandatory community supervision violations.

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LILY ANN GODSEY
$ NO BAIL

LILY ANN GODSEY has an outstanding NO BAIL misdemeanor warrant and a felony warrant in the amount of $50,000. Godsey is wanted for battery on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon, probation violations and failure to appear.