Developer Ryan Petetit pleads guilty to felony assault

November 16, 2018

Ryan Petetit


Developer Ryan Petetit plead guilty Tuesday to five felony counts regarding a domestic violence incident in 2015 that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital. [Cal Coast Times]

Petetit plead guilty to assault with great bodily injury, false imprisonment with force, dissuading a witness and two charges of inflicting corporal injury on a cohabitant. Because this is his first conviction, Petetit is likely to spend less than a year in jail, according to a witness in the case.

Petetit is a principal in PB Companies, a real estate investment and development firm currently embroiled in multiple legal actions. In the past seven years, since Petetit co-founded PB Companies with John Belsher, Petetit has been charged with nine felonies and six misdemeanors including multiple charges related to domestic violence, several for writing bad checks and one for drunk in public.

On the evening of Nov. 22, 2015, a verbal argument ensued between Petetit and his girlfriend at a home they shared in Arroyo Grande.

The argument turned physical with Petetit allegedly pushing the victim and yelling, she said. Petetit grabbed the victim by the throat and began choking her. He then dragged her to her feet and shoved her head through a bathroom window, shattering the glass.

The victim attempted to escape, but Petetit took her phone and pushed her into a closet, refusing to release her, she said. While the victim fought to free herself, Petetit slammed her head into the tile floor, knocking her unconscious, she said.

When she awoke, the victim fled to a family member’s home, who took her to a hospital.

Arroyo Grande police officers arrested Petetit a few days later.

Following the assault, the victim warned a CalCoastNews reporter that Petetit had talked of hiring a hit man to curtail reporting on his and Belsher’s relationship with San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill.

In 2012, Belsher and Petetit created multiple development companies. By 2015, their development portfolio included more than a dozen projects.

Multiple affiliates of Belsher and Petetit claim Hill worked as a paid consultant for the developers working to promote their projects. Even though Hill identifies himself on documents filed with the state as the “managing member” of a limited liability corporation tied to Belsher and Petetit, Hill has repeatedly denied that he works with the developers.

Adam Hill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a PB Companies project.

Petetit is scheduled for sentencing on Jan. 17.


Ryan Petetit won’t spend any time in prison. Belsher has been carefully courting various corrupt public officials. Just look the pictures on his face book account, articles in cal coast and various other facebook accounts of people tight with the inner workings of slo city and slo county politics. The pictures of Belsher and the SLO chief of police and her wife playing golf on Belsher’s dime tell’s it all. Dow and others enjoy the Belsher percs just like Hill. Wake up people, the system is rigged with an insider selling justice to his friends and highest contributors.

Ted R

He’s not getting off that easy. We’ll see in January. 

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He plead guilty to five violent felony counts in the State of California. This will be an interesting sentencing. 

Erik T

Does it seem odd to anyone that whether it’s violent woman beating developer Petetit, a human trafficking pot dealer Dayspring, or county officials and contractors Worrell and Tenborg embezzling county money, Adam Hill is right in the middle of it, profiting? 


Team Adam Hill, the future prison gang. 


Team Hill strikes again!


Adam Hill, Ryan Petetit and John Belsher are real tight. Ryan and John love to give Adam their investor’s money. 


Add Jeff Lee and Caren Ray and John Shoals and Mariam Shah…all following orders to protect the cabal in exchange for getting what they want most of all.

Sundance Kid

The voters ought to know that the so-called ‘SLO Progressive’ crowd are some of the biggest creeps around, and Adam Hill, Caren Ray and Heidi Harmon are their leaders.  Sad.


At the center of them all is a man by the name of Corey Black. A local political consultant with deep ties.


That’s right mkaney. Thanks for directing the conversation back to the source.


Adam Hill runs with some pretty ugly dudes.


Perhaps you mean Adam Hill runs some pretty ugly dudes?

what the

As someone recently said, the disbandment of Team Adam Hill. Next, Adam Hill, Charles Tenborg, Bill Worrell, Ray Biering and James Wagstaffe. Justice be served. 


Many more than that to serve justice. Add Jeff Lee, Barbara Nicolls, Mariam Shah, John Shoals, Caren Ray, Matr Guererro.




Three years of attempting to run and hide from this, making a mockery of the judicial system, and all the while he knew they had him by the b@lls.

Won’t it be great when Belsher takes his overdue fall too?