District Attorney

Joe Alexander

(530) 621-6472

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Archie Ray Proudfoot for multiple counts of domestic violence against his girlfriend.

The ten women, two men jury heard testimony and evaluated evidence presented during the course of a two week trial by Deputy District Attorney Michael D. McCoy. During the trial, the jury learned that over the course of two months, on three separate occasions, the defendant assaulted and repeatedly inflicted corporal injury on his girlfriend. On August 27, 2015, the defendant dragged his girlfriend from her car and punched her in her ribs in front of her three-year old son. And, over the course of a 24- hour period last Fall, from October 26 – 27, 2015, the defendant similarly battered his girlfriend, hitting her with a bottle and beating her with a stick causing significant injuries to her back, legs, and arms. At the conclusion of the trial, the jury found Proudfoot guilty of two separate counts of felony domestic violence. District Attorney Vern Pierson commented, “District Attorney Vern Pierson commented, “Today's domestic violence cases are unfortunately far too often tomorrow's homicides. The primary goal of the District Attorney's Office is to protect victims and their children whenever possible. As part of that goal, we aggressively prosecute individuals who commit acts of domestic violence and hold them accountable.”

The case is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Judge Kingsbury in Department 3 of the El Dorado County Superior Court on March 21, 2016.