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

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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DA Vern Pierson asks Governor to Veto Bill that Threatens Public Safety and Victims' Rights

Posted: September 16, 2020

California Assembly Bill 3234 is a threat to public safety and victim’s rights. It has been rushed through the legislative process without allowing for public comment or careful consideration.

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WANTED

Wanted

KYLIE NICOLE ROGERS
$ NO BAIL

KYLIE NICOLE ROGERS has an outstanding felony NO BAIL warrant for maintaining or furnishing a place for the storage and preparation of controlled substances and failure to appear after being released on her own recognizance.

Wanted

MELISSA RAE BENEDICT
$ 100,000

MELISSA RAE BENEDICT has an outstanding felony warrant in the amount of $100,000 for battery causing great bodily injury and failure to appear after being released on bail.

Wanted

ELISE VICTORIA PFEIFER
$ NO BAIL

ELISE VICTORIA PFEIFER has three outstanding felony NO BAIL warrants for vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, bringing drugs into prison, probation, and mandatory supervision violations.