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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El Dorado County District Attorney Announces Capture of Fugitive on Northern California Most Wanted List

Posted: October 12, 2017

After spending nearly 5 years as a fugitive, on Monday, October 9th, 2017, Javed Noori returned to El Dorado County to face charges of assault with a deadly weapon, PC 245(a)(1), including two special allegations for inflicting great bodily injury and for a prior strike for very similar conduct. During this time as a fugitive, Mr. Noori appeared on the federal government’s Northern California Most Wanted List.

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People v. Bryan Everett Cooke

Posted: October 09, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Bryan Everett Cooke was sentenced to six years and four months in state prison for violating Penal Code § 647.6(c)(2), felony annoying or molesting a child with a prior, and for failing to register as a sex offender in violation of Penal Code § 290.013.

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Sentencing of Nicholas Coldren Blizzard

Posted: October 06, 2017

Nicholas Coldren Blizzard pleaded no contest multiple counts occurring over several dates.

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$ 100,000

Failure to appear in court.