The heartbreaking death of Ahmaud Arbery while he was out jogging in Brunswick, Georgia has resulted in multiple arrests—and the latest is the man who recorded Arbery’s murder, William Bryan Jr. New details have emerged that reveal Bryan tried to use his vehicle as a way to keep Arbery at the scene just before his death.
@CBS46 reports, William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was not only arrested for recording Ahmaud Arbery’s murder—investigators have also confirmed that he was taken into custody because he used his vehicle in an attempt to “confine and detain” Arbery just minutes before he was fatally shot by Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael on February 23rd.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds stated in a recent press conference that, “If we believed he was (just) a witness, we wouldn’t have arrested him.” Bryan was officially arrested earlier this week on felony murder charges, making him the third arrest in the case. Reynolds also confirmed that the warrant for Bryan confirms his involvement in Arbery’s murder.
The official warrant for Bryan’s arrest on May 21st, reads:
“The accused (Bryan) did attempt to confine and detain Ahmaud Arbery without legal authority, by attempting to confine … Arbery and utilizing his vehicle on multiple occasions between 1 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. with the intention of confining and detaining Arbery.”
Meanwhile, Kevin Gough, Bryan’s attorney, said his client committed no crime, was no vigilante and would be the state’s “star witness.” Gough also stated that Bryan had no prior contact or plan with Gregory or Travis prior to the shooting.
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