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 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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GOVERNOR NEWSOM: SCIENCE, NOT PARTISAN POLITICS, SHOULD GUIDE OUR REACTION TO GUN VIOLENCE

Posted: August 05, 2019

GOVERNOR NEWSOM: SCIENCE, NOT PARTISAN POLITICS, SHOULD GUIDE OUR REACTION TO GUN VIOLENCE In the wake of more senseless violence in our country, we see our politicians taking their now-familiar position on their soapboxes to lament their party opponents’ inaction. We need less grandstanding and more real response. While California Governor Gavin Newsom is busy pointing fingers, AB 17221 – an assembly bill based on science and focused on preventing gun violence – languishes in the Appropriations Committee. If Governor Newsom wants people to act, perhaps he should begin by leading by example and passing this critical piece of legislation.

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Hard truths about school shootings 20 years after Columbine. Here's legislation that can help

Posted: April 18, 2019

Hard truths about school shootings 20 years after Columbine. Here’s legislation that can help

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WANTED

Wanted

JACOB JAKE MATTHEW PILE
$ NO BAIL

JACOB JAKE MATTHEW PILE has two outstanding NO BAIL warrants for domestic violence, intimidating or threatening a witness, violation of a protective order and probation violations.

Wanted

PAUL STEWART DUNN
$ NO BAIL

Paul Stewart Dunn has an outstanding NO BAIL warrant for attempted burglary, theft and probation violations.