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

Woman Convicted of Domestic Violence in South Lake Tahoe

Posted: April 26, 2018

On April 23, 2018, Shellie Renee Scott of South Lake Tahoe pled "no contest" to violating PC 136.1, Threatening a Witness, a felony "strike" offense.

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What Actually Happens When a Foreign National is the Victim of Crime? Understanding the U-Visa Program

Posted: April 23, 2018

In an all too familiar scenario, law enforcement gets called out to reports of yelling and screaming and a possible domestic violence situation. The police officers arrive and see a woman crying, with a black eye and bloody lip who says her boyfriend hit her. The suspect boyfriend denies anything happened, but has blood on his knuckles and is arrested. But, what if the victim is an undocumented immigrant? Will she be deported? Will she be afraid to ask for help? Will the suspect threaten to report her to immigration officials hoping she will drop the charges?

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South Lake Tahoe Man Sent to Prison For Domestic Violence

Posted: April 20, 2018

Eric James Brown, age 52, was sentenced to 16 months state prison for threatening to kill his wife, a violation of Penal Code section 422, a felony "strike" offense.

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WANTED

Wanted

DENNIS JAMES WEST
$ 120,000

Dennis James West has four outstanding warrants for his arrest totaling $120,000.00

Wanted

JASON WAYNE DEANE
$ 100,000

Jason Wayne Deane has an outstanding warrant totaling $100,000 for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property and failure to appear.

Wanted

JAMIN COREY MCHATTON
$ 30,000.00

JAMIN COREY MCHATTON has two outstanding warrants totaling 30,000.00 for receiving stolen property, possession of narcotics, unlawful possession of controlled substances and failure to appear.