District Attorney

Joe Alexander

(530) 621-6472

District Attorney Vern Pierson announces the felony conviction of Louis Paul MacDonald in the September, 2015 felony assault and false imprisonment of his girlfriend and the misdemeanor assault of his wife.

The five men, seven women jury heard testimony and evaluated evidence over 4 days and deliberated for approximately one hour until they rendered the guilty verdict on all counts. During a post-verdict hearing, the defendant admitted to prison priors and prior felony convictions. District Attorney Vern Pierson commented, “This case is representative of the aggressive prosecution by the District Attorney’s Office of individuals who commit domestic violence.”

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Michael McCoy who has been a prosecutor for 12 years including 6 years as a JAG in the U.S. Air Force and 6 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

MacDonald is due to be sentenced by the Honorable Kenneth J. Melikian in Department 2 of the El Dorado County Superior Court on March 11, 2016.