Arroyo Grande man’s sentencing delayed, changing his name

January 21, 2019

Ryan Petetit

By KAREN VELIE

As an Arroyo Grande man awaits sentencing for the violent assault of his girlfriend, he is working to leave his past and his name behind. [Cal Coast Times]

At a sentencing hearing on Jan. 17, San Luis Obispo County Judge Barry LaBarbera agreed to a three months delay in the sentencing of Ryan Petetit, so that the Arroyo Grande man can legally change his name. In Nov. 2018, 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.

In addition to allegations Petetit has physically abused at least three former girlfriends, Petetit is also the defendant in multiple lawsuits for alleged real estate fraud.

About a year ago, Petetit changed his Facebook name from Ryan Petetit to Ryan J Wright.

On Nov. 22, 2015, Petetit and his girlfriend arrived at a home they shared in Arroyo Grande and began arguing.

The disagreement escalated with Petetit grabbing the victim by the throat and choking her. He then dragged her to her feet and shoved her head through a bathroom window, shattering the glass, she said.

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

After she regained consciousness, the victim fled to a family member’s home, who took her to a hospital. Officers arrested Petetit a few days later.

Petetit ultimately pleaded guilty to five felony counts regarding the domestic violence incident.

He is scheduled for sentencing on April 25.


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sbjcl

Changing his name to wright is the best indicator that he is sociopath and needs a long time out. And Judge Barry buys into it. Can’t wait to hear the for right sentence.


MAGA

A former Pismo Beach police officer will face 30 days in County Jail and three years of supervised probation for removing ,1,562 from a police evidence locker.

Robert Houston Petetit, a 15-year veteran of the Pismo Beach force, was found guilty of grand theft in a judge trial Dec. 11. He was found not guilty of a second charge, theft of public funds, a felony.

Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera handed down the sentence Thursday.

Guess whos dad this is. Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


kayaknut

All with a 100%+ lifetime pension still intact.


mkaney

It appears based on some digging that Robert Houston Petetit is now known as…. Robert Wright.


mkaney

Also the same record that lists Robert Wright as being actually Robert Petetit returns a Medford, Address at some time in the recent past.


https://crimeinformer.com/arrestArticle/Oregon/35143


His prosecution for the offense you listed was in 2003. So perhaps he moved to Oregon and it’s the same guy.


Wheeler805

That guy right there is the definition of a PUNK, scared little man with daddy issues who preys on women and elderly. He will get what is coming to him.


obispan

Ad to the list of stories GUARANTEED not to run in The Fribune. Just sell the building, who are you kidding? KSBY is my breaking news source, the New Times for features and somewhat investigative journalism, and CCN for the unfiltered what’s going on.


Mjd

Looks like team hill is at it again!


Erik T

Anyone involved should petition this criminal’s name change and petition the federal court to get involved policing this ongoing abuse of the legal system. The lawyers of the abused can easily show the conflict of interest of the business partnership of Adam Hill and Ryan Petetit and the friendship of Adam Hill and the judge.