Petetit out as PB Companies’ CEO
December 1, 2015
By DANIEL BLACKBURN
A local developer accused of attacking and beating his live-in girlfriend is “stepping down” from his position of PB Companies chief executive officer.
Prosecutors have charged Ryan Petetit with felony false imprisonment, felony battery with serious bodily injury, felony domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of disabling a wireless device. He remains free on $50,000 bail.
Petetit’s partner, attorney John Belsher, announced Petetit’s plans to step down Tuesday in the comment section of a local newspaper following an article published by CalCoastNews detailing Petetit’s alleged Nov. 22 assault.
“PB Companies’ partners and employees understand the seriousness of the charges alleged against Ryan Petetit, its Chief Executive Officer,” Belsher wrote. “Mr. Petetit is stepping down from his work responsibilities for an unspecified period of time to concentrate on resolving the accusations recently reported.
“PB Companies and its affiliates are led by long-time SLO County residents attorney John Belsher and Dr. Russ Sheppel, who will continue to manage the day to day affairs of the business.”
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