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

Felony Domestic Violence Conviction for Wesley Aaron Gibson

Posted: December 11, 2017

On December 4, 2017, Wesley Aaron Gibson pleaded no contest to a felony violation of Penal Code § 273.5(a), corporal injury to a spouse resulting in a traumatic condition, as well as a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code § 273a(b), child endangerment, stemming from a domestic violence incident that occurred on August 18, 2017.

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Sex Offender Convicted of Indecent Exposure

Posted: December 08, 2017

On December 5, 2017 defendant Gabriel Edward Armenta was sentenced to four years in the State Prison for violating California Penal Code Section 314, Indecent Exposure with a Prior Conviction, having previously been convicted of the same charge. He also admitted a prior Strike Conviction from 2011 for violating California Penal Code Section 245(a)(1), Assault With A Deadly Weapon.

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Jesus Magana Garcia Convicted of Transportation of Heroin for the Purpose of Sale

Posted: December 07, 2017

On December 5, 2017, Jesus Magana Garcia pled “no contest” and was convicted of a felony violation of Health and Safety Code section 11352(a), Transportation of Heroin for the Purpose of Sale, and a misdemeanor violation of Health and Safety Code section 11377(a), Possession of Methamphetamine. The defendant, who is on probation due to prior convictions for possessing an assault rifle and cultivating marijuana, also admitted that he violated the terms and conditions of his probation.

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WANTED

Wanted

EDWARD ADDAM SAUER
$ NO BAIL

Tampering with his alcohol monitoring system and absconding from his probation.

Wanted

BENJAMIN JOEL GARCIA
$ $80,000.00

Theft, possession of narcotics, under the influence of a controlled substance, and probation violations.

Wanted

TARL LEE DEHAVEN
$ 20,000

Possession of narcotics, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and failing to appear in court.