Administration

Larry D. Morse II District Attorney

Larry D. Morse II District Attorney
Management Team
Management Team from left to right: Harold Nutt, Jeannette Pacheco, William Olson, Robert Carroll, Larry Morse II. 
Harold L. Nutt, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Harold L. Nutt, Chief Deputy District Attorney



Born and raised in Colorado, Harold Nutt attended college at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, graduating in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement.  He then attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.  In 1987 he was hired as a prosecutor by the San Benito County District Attorney's Office.  During his almost ten years with that office, he rose to the rank of Assistant District Attorney.  Mr. Nutt joined the Merced County District Attorney's Office in 1996 as a Deputy.  He was appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney in 2006.

Robert Carroll, Chief Deputy District Attorney
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Robert Carroll, Chief Deputy District Attorney



Robert O. Carroll came to Merced from Los Angeles back in early 1994. He has been with the District Attorney's office since 2002. Between 1994 and 2002, Mr. Carroll did criminal defense work doing primarily felony trial work. In 2002, he was hired by the Merced County District Attorney's Office and began his career as a Prosecutor. He used his skill and knowledge to litigate and try complex felony cases and has successfully tried and convicted everything from burglary, robbery, child molestation, and murder. In March of 2011, Mr. Carroll was made a Chief Deputy District Attorney.


William K. Olson, Chief Investigator

Bill was born in Southern California and raised in Merced County. He attended elementary school and high school in Atwater, and graduated from Merced College. He began his law enforcement career as a Merced County reserve deputy sheriff in 1985, and became a police officer with the Merced Police Department in 1987. He began a career with the California Department of Justice in 1994, and investigated major drug organizations in Southern California. He was promoted to supervisor and assigned as commander of multi-agency task forces in the counties of Yuba, Sutter, Yolo and Placer. In 2016 he returned to Merced as a District Attorney Investigator assigned to supervise the newly developed VIPER Program, and was sworn in as chief investigator in September 2017. Bill has two adult children, his son is a deputy sheriff in Northern California, and his daughter is currently an athletic trainer and entering graduate school for physical therapy. 

Jeannette Pacheco, Administrative Services Director

Jeannette Pacheco, Administrative Services Director


Jeannette Pacheco was born and raised in Merced County and attended high school and college locally.  She joined the District Attorney's Office in 1993 as a paralegal in the civil division, handling cases involving financial crimes.  In 2003, she began supervising support staff and fiscal services and managing the department's grant programs.  She was promoted to Administrative Services Director in 2006.  Ms. Pacheco oversees the District Attorney's budget, supervises all support services and is responsible for managing administrative services, personnel, and overall departmental operations.

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