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.
On August 25, 2016, an El Dorado County jury made up of eight men and four women convicted Evan Michael Lyons of Resisting an Executive Officer and Battery Upon on Officer. The jury deliberated four hours after hearing testimony from El Dorado Sherriff Deputy Stockeland, Deputy Hangebrauk, and civilian witnesses. The defendant faces a maximum of two years.
District Attorney Vern Pierson stated, "Our community's law enforcement officers have a tough job. They don't deserve to be spit on and have threats of violence made upon on them or their family members. We will hold those who do so accountable."