Investigators say it all started on January 5, when Wesley Vanderlinden was arrested on suspicion of sales of Ecstasy. Just over 2 weeks later, Vanderlinden was released from custody after posting bail of $115,000.
Then, on January 26, investigators say both Wesley and Julian Venderlinden tracked down a witness in the Ecstasy case and assaulted and threatened to kill the witness if he or she testified.
A search warrant at the suspect's residence also yielded cash, three ounces of marijuana, and evidence of sales of marijuana, according to authorities.
Both suspects were arrested and booked for dissuading a witness by violence, criminal threats, burglary, and conspiracy. Julian Vanderlinden was also arrested for possession of marijuana for sale. Bail was set at $200,000 for both suspects and they will be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on January 29.