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

DEFENDANT WHO RAN OUT OF COURTROOM SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS

Posted: February 05, 2019

Gavin MacCracken's crime spree started on On January 12, 2018, when he went to Walmart and filled a shopping cart full of items.

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WILBERT HOLT GUILTY OF CRIMINAL THREATS AGAINST HIS MOTHER

Posted: February 04, 2019

On January 28, 2019, in the South Lake Tahoe Superior Court, Wilbert Christopher Holt pleaded guilty to Criminal Threats with a Deadly Weapon, in violation of Penal Code sections 422 and 12022(b)(1).

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Footprints in Snow Lead Police to Burglar

Posted: January 28, 2019

On January 28, 2019, Dylan Matthew Pettigrew was sentenced to 4 years in state prison for a conviction of Penal Code Section 459; First Degree Burglary.

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WANTED

Wanted

RODNEY EUGENE STANHOPE
$ 50,000

Rodney Eugene Stanhope has an outstanding felony warrant for domestic violence and failure to appear.

Wanted

JASON WAYNE DEANE
$ 75,000

Jason Wayne Deane has an outstanding felony warrant for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property and failure to appear.

Wanted

JENNIFER MARIE NOWAK
$ NO BAIL

Jennifer Marie Nowak has two outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The first warrant is a NO BAIL for theft and failure to appear. The second warrant is for $50,000 for driving without a license and failure to appear after being released on her own recognizance.