Services & Resources


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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Sentencing of Nicholas Coldren Blizzard

Posted: October 06, 2017

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

Learn More

CHILD MOLESTER SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS TO LIFE

Posted: October 05, 2017

On September 18, 2017, Jacob Mitchel Malone was sentenced to 15 years to life for digitally penetrating a four year old girl while she attempted to sleep in her bed room.

Learn More

EL DORADO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON ANNOUNCES CONVICTION OF KIEFFIER LEVIBLUE STACEY

Posted: September 29, 2017

On September 27, 2017, Kieffier Leviblue Stacey was convicted by a jury of spousal battery in violation of Penal Code section 243(e)(1), a misdemeanor. The conviction stems from an incident on February 15, 2017. At trial evidence was presented that there was an argument between the defendant and the victim, where the victim was pushed to the ground, put in a headlock, and choked. As is unfortunately common with domestic violence cases, the victim later recanted her story to the police. This case and other Domestic Violence cases at the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office are partially funded by the Domestic Violence Grant through the Office of Emergency Services. The DV grant currently pays for a DA Investigator and a domestic violence victim/witness advocate from The Center for Violence Free Relationships

Learn More

EL DORADO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON ANNOUNCES FELONY CONVICTION OF TODD CHRISTIAN ROBBEN

Posted: September 26, 2017

On September 25th, 2017, a jury made up of six women and six men found Todd Christian Robben guilty of eight felony charges involving threats and attempted threats targeted at a number of public officials including Superior Court Judges in El Dorado County. In addition to three El Dorado County Superior Court Judges, the defendant's victims also included a Lt. from the South Lake Tahoe Police Deparment, an Investigator from the State Bar, the City Attorney from the City of South Lake Tahoe, and a local attorney who represented the defendant on a misdemeanor appeal.

Learn More

Concerned about your kid's safety online?

Posted: September 22, 2017

Please join us for a workshop geared towards parents and teens on social media safety.

Learn More

SUCCESSFUL 2017 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Posted: September 21, 2017

This year's Internship Program in the District Attorney's Office was a huge success! The interns were comprised of both college students and seniors in high school.

Learn More

FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONVICTION OF SCOTT LOUIS CAMPBELL

Posted: September 18, 2017

Scott Louis Campbell pleaded no contest to felony violations of corporal injury to a spouse resulting in a traumatic condition, and assault with a firearm.

Learn More

LOOK CLOSE - DO YOU RECOGNIZE THESE TWO? IF YOU DO, YOU COULD HELP US CATCH THESE SUSPECTED FELONS

Posted: September 15, 2017

Single mother of two was victimized as her car window was smashed and her purse stolen in Cameron Park . This all took place in just minutes while she was in a daycare facility picking her children up after work

Learn More

People v. Bill Gene Cowan | S17CRM0348

Posted: September 14, 2017

On September 14, 2017, in an open plea to the court Bill Gene Cowan pled to misdemeanor counts of Penal Code § 459, second degree burglary, Penal Code § 470(d), passing a counterfeit bank note, Penal Code § 476 forgery relating to a bill, and Penal Code § 135, destruction of evidence. Cowan was denied probation and sentenced to 364 days in the El Dorado County Jail.

Learn More

Felony elder abuse conviction of Charles Christian Tewu

Posted: September 12, 2017

On September 6, 2017, after a four-day jury trial, Charles Christian Tewu was found guilty of felony elder abuse, felony forgery, felony identity theft, as well as misdemeanor elder abuse.

Learn More

DA Vern Pierson's editorial in Sunday's Bee, how the false narrative "hands up don't shoot" led first to a bad law and ultimately a good compromise

Posted: September 09, 2017

Two years ago, with much fanfare, Senate Bill 227 became law, banning the use of grand juries in officer-involved shooting cases. This misguided legislation was passed in part due to the widely disseminated narrative that Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., by a police officer while trying to surrender and shouting, “Hands up don’t shoot.”

Learn More

Interview by Fox40

Posted: July 10, 2017

I was just interviewed by Fox40 about my strong opposition to Senate Bill 54, the “Sanctuary State” bill that is working its way through the Legislature.

Learn More

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Four First Degree Murder Convictions in Murder of Pete Carl Thomas

Posted: July 07, 2017

On July 6th, 2017, a jury made up of eight women and four men found Nalana Nicole Omega guilty of first degree felony murder in connection to the death of Pete Carl Thomas.

Learn More

DA Final Report Officer Involved Shooting Kris Michael Jackson

Posted: June 22, 2017

District Attorney's Office Final Report pertaining to the officer involved shooting of Kris Michael Jackson.

Learn More

In the El Dorado County Courts

Posted: June 12, 2017

The following cases were recently adjudicated in the El Dorado County Superior Courts:

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Releases New Surveillance Footage in Cold Case Homicide of Manpreet Singh

Posted: June 12, 2017

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson and Homicide Investigators with the El Dorado County Cold Case Task Force are seeking the assistance of the public in solving the 2013 unsolved cold case homicide of Manpreet Singh of South Lake Tahoe.

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Another Successful Year Of Project Lead

Posted: June 07, 2017

Local law enforcement teamed up with Sierra School in Placerville and Blue Oak Elementary School in Cameron Park for another successful round of Project LEAD — an innovative approach to crime prevention that teaches children that the choices they make today can affect their lives forever.

Learn More

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Felony Conviction for Michael Wilson

Posted: April 20, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Michael Wilson, 39, was sentenced to 12 years state prison after pleading no contest to three counts of presenting false evidence to a judge.

Learn More

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Plans for Observing National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 2 - 8, 2017

Posted: March 17, 2017

The El Dorado County District Attorney has announced plans for observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 2-8. The event is sponsored by the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriff’s ...

Learn More

In Memory of Deputy District Attorney Katie Dobler

Posted: February 17, 2017

In memory of Deputy District Attorney Katie Dobler, in lieu of flowers, please help us support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a cause that was so close to her heart - finding a cure for blood cancers...

Learn More

Vern Pierson Regrettably and Sadly Announces the Passing of El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Katie Dobler

Posted: February 14, 2017

El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney, Katie Dobler, passed away early Monday morning, February 13, 2017. She was 35 years old. The People of the State of California, the residents of El Dorado County, and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office have lost a passionate and relentless advocate for justice...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces The Conviction Of Sex Offender Bradley Scalise

Posted: February 07, 2017

On February 2, 2017, an El Dorado County jury convicted thirty-six year old Bradley Scalise of 16 felony counts of various sex acts against two minor children. The sentencing is scheduled for March 10, 2017, in El Dorado County Superior Court, Department 2 where Scalise will be facing over 160 years-to-life in prison...

Learn More

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces the Felony Conviction of Serial Identity Theft Defendants Aman Izatt and Jarrod Izatt to 24

Posted: February 02, 2017

On January 27, 2017, San Joaquin County residents Aman Izatt, 30, and Jarrod Izatt, 35 were convicted of thirty-eight counts in an identity theft case and have been sentenced to over twentyfour years prison by the Honorable Judge James Wagoner in the El Dorado County Superior Court...

Learn More

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces The 3rd District Court of Appeal Ruling Finding that District Attorney’s Offices Are Not Bar

Posted: January 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that District Attorney’s Offices throughout California are not barred from using the grand jury to investigate officer involved shootings. This ruling found that Senate Bill 227, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in August 2015, was unconstitutional. The Court noted that, "The Legislature does not have the power to enact a statute that limits the constitutional power of a criminal grand jury...

Learn More

Eric Lee Hatfield Convicted for 23 Counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child Under the Age of 14

Posted: November 21, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of 39 year old ERIC LEE HATFIELD for 11 felony counts of Forcible Penetration of a Person under the Age of 14 years and 12 felony counts of Forcible Oral Copulation of a Person under the age of 14 years...

Learn More

Puppy Broker Sentenced in Felony Animal Cruelty Case

Posted: November 21, 2016

Placerville, CA. - Ginger Turk, 46, formerly of El Dorado Hills, was sentenced on November 18, 2016, in El Dorado County Superior Court by Judge Ginger TurkKenneth Mellikian for felony animal cruelty, operating without a license and eleven other counts related to her sale of puppies imported from South Korea. Turk, a puppy broker, imported tiny...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Felony Conviction of Matthew Gray Evans for Assault With A Deadly Weapon

Posted: October 07, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the conviction of Matthew Gray Evans for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Petty Theft after he was found guilty by a South Lake Tahoe jury on Tuesday October 4, 2016. The jury comprised of eight men and four women, heard evidence and argument over the course of four days...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Felony Conviction of Robert Anthony Roser for Child Abuse Likely to Produce Great Bodily Harm or Death

Posted: October 03, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Robert Anthony Roser for Child Abuse Likely to Produce Great Bodily Harm or Death...

Learn More

Beware of Internet Predators - PSA from El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson

Posted: September 16, 2016

In an attempt to combat and bring awareness to cyber sexual predators, scam artists and bullying, District Attorney Vern Pierson has produced this webisode on how to protect you and your loved ones...

Learn More

El Dorado County AVOID The 6 DUI Campaign Weekend - Final Report

Posted: September 07, 2016

This past Labor Day holiday period, the Avoid the 6 partnered with law enforcement statewide in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over drunk-driving enforcement campaign. From August 19-September 5, local police, sheriff and CHP showed zero tolerance for impaired driving, arresting 55 offenders for the deadly crime...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Child Abduction Suspect Arrested In Mexico

Posted: September 06, 2016

On September 1, 2016, after a two week-long intense investigation, Scott Selger was arrested in the Rosarito Beach area of Mexico by the Baja California State Preventive Police for abducting his two 9 year old children. This arrest was the result of a closely coordinated and cooperative effort with the Baja California (Mexico) State Preventive Police...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Felony Conviction of Brett Reid for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Posted: August 29, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Brett Reid for assault with a deadly weapon as well as a special allegation that he personally inflicted great bodily injury during the assault...

Learn More

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Successful OTS DUI Warrant Sweep

Posted: August 29, 2016

On Friday, August 26, 2016, a coordinated Office of Traffic Safety warrant sweep involving the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado County Probation Department, and the Placerville Police Department resulted in the arrest of four subjects wanted on warrants for driving under the influence...

Learn More

District Attorney Vern Pierson Announces Misdemeanor Conviction of Evan Michael Lyons for Resisting An Executive Officer and Battery Upon An Officer

Posted: August 26, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the misdemeanor conviction of Evan Michael Lyons for Resisting an Executive Officer and of Battery Upon an Officer...

Learn More

District Attorney's Office Vertical Prosecution Unit Fights to Prevent Lethal Drunk Driving in El Dorado County

Posted: August 19, 2016

Although El Dorado County is relatively small, at 181,737 people according to the latest census number, we have a very large number of people that come to our county as visitors and tourists. During summer, and quite drastically in the winter, we have an influx of tourists to South Lake Tahoe for the ski resorts, New Year’s Eve events, and multiple casinos just over the state line. Our county also has seasonal visitors to the El Dorado County wine country, gold country historic sites, and to the Apple Hill region...

Learn More

Roy Roth Pleads Guilty To The Second Degree Murder Of His Wife, Deborah Roth

Posted: August 02, 2016

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the conviction of Roy Allen Roth for the March 31, 2015, murder of his wife, Deborah Anne Roth. On August 1, 2016, the defendant entered a plea of guilty to second degree murder and read a statement regarding the circumstances of the murder in front of a courtroom filled with the friends and family of Deborah Roth...

Learn More

Remembering A Hero: 9 Years Ago CHP Officer Douglas Scott Russell Murdered

Posted: August 01, 2016

On July 31, 2007, 46 year old California Highway Patrol Officer Douglas Scott Russell was struck and killed while deploying spike strips in an attempt to stop defendant, David Charles Zanon, who was involved in a high speed pursuit on Highway 50...

Learn More

Attention Firearm Owners Receive A Reward And Help Solve The 1986 Murder of Halley Wing

Posted: July 27, 2016

The Wing's family is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer, and $5,000 if you have one of the items listed in this press release and turn it over to investigators for confirmation...

Learn More