Police are holding four suspects for the 2019 murder of tech and cannabis CEO Tushar Atre, according to a Silicon Valley Business Journal report.
The suspects include 22-year-old Kurtis Charters and 19-year-old Kaleb Charters, two brothers, as well as 23-year-old Joshua James Camps and 22-year-old Stephen Lindsay. While Camps, Lindsay, and Kurtis Charters are currently being held in the Santa Cruz County Jail with no bail, Kaleb Charters is awaiting extradition to California from Michigan.
Both Lindsay and Kaleb Charters are former employees for Interstitial Systems, Atre’s cannabis manufacturing company.
Police say that Atre was forcedly abducted from his Santa Cruz home on October 1, 2019 by three suspects and was moved to the rural location of his cannabis business in an SUV stolen from his house. Atre was found several hours later in the SUV, dead from a gunshot wound.
“We believe this was a robbery for monetary value,” Santa Cruz Sheriff Lt. Brian Cleveland Cleveland told KPIX 5. “We do believe this was a planned event.”
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office said none of the four suspects have prior criminal records.
Atre was best known for his role as founder and CEO of the successful corporate web design firm AtreNet. He was a relative newcomer to the cannabis space at the time of his murder.
据《硅谷商业日报》( Silicon Valley Business Journal )报道，警方因2019年科技和大麻公司首席执行官 Tushar Atre 遇害而拘留了4名嫌疑人。
Lindsay 和 KalebCharters 都是 Atre 大麻制造公司 InterstionalSystems 的前雇员。
警方说， Atre 在2019年10月1日被三名嫌疑人强行从他的 Santa Cruz 家绑架，并被转移到他的大麻生意的农村地区，在他的房子被偷的 SUV 。几个小时后，在 SUV 中发现了 Atre ，死于枪伤。
“我们认为这是一场以金钱价值为代价的抢劫，”圣克鲁兹警长 Lt 。克里夫兰告诉 KPI5。“我们相信这是一个有计划的事件。”
Atre 最出名的是他作为成功的企业网络设计公司 AtreNet 的创始人和首席执行官。在他被谋杀的时候，他是大麻的一个相对新手。