The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., age 50, on charges of Felony Murder & Criminal Attempt to Commit False Imprisonment. & The charges stem from the February 23, 2020 incident that resulted in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
& & & & & Bryan, who was booked into the Glynn County Jail on Wednesday, was the man who recorded the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s killing.
Roddie has been claiming that he was just a witness and that if not for his video, the case would not.&
& & & & & Despite his repeated denials of involvement, Bryan was reportedly initially named in the police report for allegedly trying to block Arbery during the chase. The arrest came the same day that agents executed a search warrant at the home of Gregory & Travis McMichael.&
& & & & & Lawyers for Bryan had asked Arbery’s legal team to stop mentioning him as part of the murder, but it was later revealed by the McMichael’s that Bryan not only took part in the chase but at one point, blocked off Arbery.
& & & & & The legal team for the family of Ahmaud Arbery had called for the arrest of Bryan from the beginning.
“We are going to continue to push for the arrest of William Bryan for recording and participating in the ambush of Ahmaud Arbery,” S. Lee Merritt, one of the attorneys for Arbery’s family, told CNN’s Don Lemon. “His family deserves justice from not only the two men who have been arrested but from anyone who participated in that act.”