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

Community Leaders, Law Enforcement Officials Speak Out Against Downgrading Robbery Charge

Posted: March 30, 2021

March 29, 2021-A coalition of California district attorneys, police, business leaders and crime victims will hold a news conference on Tuesday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. PST to express their strong opposition to SB 82, a bill that would downgrade some felony robberies to misdemeanor charges of petty theft.

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Statement of California District Attorney Association President Vern Pierson

Posted: January 07, 2021

I have spent my entire 30-year career in law enforcement, as a deputy district attorney, a deputy attorney general, and since 2006 as the elected district attorney of El Dorado County. It saddens me to see the rule of law get weaker and weaker every day.

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Office of Traffic Safety Grant

Posted: October 21, 2020

El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office Awarded DUI Prosecution Grant El Dorado, Calif. – The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office received a $233,072 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a special team to prosecute alcohol and drug-impaired driving cases.

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WANTED

Wanted

JEROEN DOUGLAS JOST
$ NO BAIL

JEROEN DOUGLAS JOST has two outstanding NO BAIL warrants for hit and run, child abuse, driving without a license, violation of a court order, and possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Wanted

MELINDA MARIE CRITES
$ 300,000

MELINDA MARIE CRITES has two outstanding felony warrants totaling $300,000 for assault with a deadly weapon, dissuading a witness, attempted robbery, violation of a court order, and failure to appear.

Wanted

SHAWN TYLER FLOYD
$ NO BAIL

SHAWN TYLER FLOYD has an outstanding felony NO BAIL warrant for domestic violence with priors and probation violations.