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 CONVICTED FOR ATTACKING GOOD SAMARITAN AT STATELINE

Posted: September 20, 2018

On September 18, 2018, in an after-hours verdict a South Lake Tahoe jury found Scott David Fitzgerald of Elk Grove California, guilty of felony assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury; Penal Code §245(a)(4).

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDER SENT TO PRISON

Posted: September 18, 2018

John Melvin Petersen, age 46, was sentenced to 16 months in State Prison after pleading "no contest" to Felony Criminal Threats and Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest.

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UTAH COUPLE CONVICTED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

Posted: September 13, 2018

Braden and Kimberly Beard were convicted on September 10, 2018, of Felony Child Endangerment, Possession of a Concealed Firearm inside a Vehicle, and Possession of a Loaded Firearm inside a Vehicle.

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WANTED

Wanted

NICHOLAS COLDREN BLIZZARD
$ NO BAIL

Nicholas Coldren Blizzard has an outstanding NO BAIL warrant for failure to comply with his sentence stemming from a felony domestic violence case.

Wanted

MATTHEW RYAN CLARK
$ NO BAIL

Matthew Ryan Clark has 3 outstanding NO BAIL warrants for domestic violence, narcotic possession, possession for sales and probation violations.