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

CALIFORNIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION ASKS NFL TO PULL STEPHON CLARK PSA

Posted: August 04, 2020

August 4, 2020—The California District Attorneys Association today asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to pull a video produced by the league as part of its new Inspire Change campaign because it “misrepresents the facts” of the officer involved shooting death of Sacramento resident Stephon Clark in 2018.

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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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WANTED

Wanted

JOSEPH PATRICK LEONARD
$ NO BAIL

JOSEPH PATRICK LEONARD has six outstanding felony NO BAIL warrants for burglary, vehicle theft, vandalism, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, and failure to appear.

Wanted

DANIEL CHARLES PAINE
$ NO BAIL

DANIEL CHARLES PAINE has an outstanding felony NO BAIL warrant for burglary and probation violations.

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JOSEPH ROBERT LLEWELLYN
$ NO BAIL

JOSEPH ROBERT LLEWELLYN has three outstanding warrants. He has a felony NO BAIL warrant for vandalism and probation violations; two misdemeanor warrants totaling $20,000 for theft, diverting utility services, possession of tear gas by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear.