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

PAIR CONVICTED OF ASSAULT RESULTING IN GREAT BODILY HARM

Posted: December 06, 2018

On November 27, 2018, an El Dorado County Jury convicted Richard Almeda of assault with a deadly weapon and found true the special allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. He had previously been convicted by a jury of resisting a peace officer. Additionally, the jury convicted Justin Stice-Weatherwax of assault.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON ANNOUNCES THE CONVICTION OF DANIELLE MCGLOTHIN AND LANCE LOGAN FOR FELONY CHILD ABUSE

Posted: November 30, 2018

On November 19, 2018, Danielle McGlothin and Lance Logan were sentenced to state prison for abusing their two young children; ages one and three. Ms. McGlothin received an agreed upon sentence of two years in state prison for her plea to one count of felony child abuse – Penal Code section 273a(a). Mr. Logan pled to two counts of felony child abuse – Penal Code section 273a(a) – (one for each child) and, at the contested sentencing hearing, Mr. Logan argued for probation. The People adamantly opposed probation and argued instead for state prison. The Honorable Suzanne Kingsbury ultimately sentenced Mr. Logan to five years and four months in state prison.

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District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the conviction of Matthew Steven Carlile for Felony Domestic Violence

Posted: November 29, 2018

On November 5, 2018, Matthew Steven Carlile pled no contest to one count of felony domestic violence – Penal Code section 273.5. Mr. Carlile was sentenced to 180 days in custody and will be required to attend and complete a 52 week Batterers Treatment Program.

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WANTED

Wanted

CHAD EVERETT ELSON
$ NO BAIL

Chad Everett Elson has an outstanding NO BAIL warrant for domestic violence and failure to appear.

Wanted

GERALD APARICIO SIMMONS
$ 5,000

Gerald Aparicio Simmons has an outstanding warrant for welfare fraud and failure to appear.

Wanted

SARAH ELIZABETH SCHRANZ
$ 75,000

Sarah Elizabeth Schranz has three outstanding warrants, 1 felony and 2 misdemeanors, for possession of a controlled substance and narcotics, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, false impersonation of another and failure to appear.