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2016

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

Date:
8/29/2016
Contact:
Dave Stevenson

Phone:
(530) 303-2411

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.

The seven men and five women jury heard testimony and evaluated evidence presented by Deputy District Attorney Miles Perry. During trial the jury learned that the defendant followed the victim in his vehicle for several miles after a disagreement over a girlfriend. When the victim stopped and exited his vehicle the defendant swung a baseball bat at the victim, striking the victim in the head multiple times. The victim was transported to the hospital where emergency brain surgery was performed to save his life. The victim still suffers from permanent memory loss and seizures resulting from the incident.  The jury returned a verdict of guilty and found the special allegation true after two and half hours of deliberation.

Reid is due to be sentenced by the Honorable Kenneth J. Melikian in Department 2 of the El Dorado County Superior Court on October 7, 2016.