Ryan Petetit denies domestic violence allegations
December 2, 2015
A prominent San Luis Obispo County developer who was arrested on Thanksgiving day in connection with an alleged assault that caused serious bodily injury to a girlfriend, claims the allegations against him are false.
On Nov. 26, Arroyo Grande Police officers arrested Ryan Petetit on charges of felony false imprisonment, felony battery with serious bodily injury, felony domestic violence and a misdemeanor charge of disabling a wireless device. Petetit posted $50,000 bail and was released from jail.
On Monday, John Belsher, Petetit’s business partner, announced Petetit would be “stepping down” from his position as PB Companies chief executive officer “to concentrate on resolving the accusations.”
Patrick Fisher, a San Luis Obispo based attorney retained by Petetit, released the following statement Tuesday evening:
“In response to the public attention/opinion regarding his arrest on November 26th, 2015, Ryan Petetit is adamant that the accusations against him are completely false,” the statement says. “Mr. Petetit is hopeful that the Arroyo Grande Police Department will conduct a complete investigation before deciding whether to forward this matter to the District Attorney’s Office.
“Mr. Petetit is confident that full consideration of all of the facts surrounding the accusations will lead to a rejection of the claims made against him. Mr. Petetit is eager for investigators to know all facts so that he may be vindicated.”