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

DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON APPLAUDS JAMIE PESCE'S APPOINTMENT TO THE EL DORADO SUPERIOR COURT

Posted: October 19, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Lead Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pesce on her appointment to the El Dorado County Superior Court as a Superior Court Judge.

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WOMAN CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING FROM OAK RIDGE MUSIC BOOSTER'S CLUB

Posted: October 16, 2018

On October 9, 2018, in Department 7 of the El Dorado County Superior Court, Gloria Rodrigues plead guilty to one count of embezzlement and three counts of forgery as a result of her theft of over $50,000 from the Oak Ridge High School Music Booster's Club.

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Survivor Success Story

Posted: October 16, 2018

She had been married to Michael Turner for four years, and he turned out to be the husband that nightmares are made of. Since the start of their marriage, Turner was verbally abusive towards her. He would routinely tell her that he could rape her because she was his wife. He constantly threatened to kill all of their pets. Turner also threatened more than 200 times to burn down their apartment complex with her and their children inside. In the weeks leading up to the start of 2018, Turner began his physical assaults against her and their children.

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WANTED

Wanted

JAVIER BALDOMERO MAGDALENO
$ 250,000

Javier Baldomero Magdaleno has an outstanding felony warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injuries, driving on a suspended or revoked license due to a previous DUI and failure to appear after posting bail.

Wanted

SHANE TAYLOR ORTEGA
$ 2,000

Shane Taylor Ortega has an outstanding felony warrant totaling $2,000 for causing a hit and run collision that resulted in injuries and failure to appear after being released on his own recognizance.