Late Thursday, William "Roddie" Bryan, 50, of Brunswick,
Georgia, became the third white man charged with the Feb. 23
murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man.
"We feel confident that the individuals who needed to be charged
have been charged," said Vic Reynolds, director of the Georgia
Bureau of Investigation, at a press conference Friday in
A cell phone video of Arbery's death in the small, coastal
community of Brunswick shows him jogging down a two-lane street,
then being shot to death by two armed men who had stopped their
pickup truck in his path.
Bryan, who had come forward publicly to say he shot the video,
was charged with felony murder and attempt to commit false
A father-and-son pair, Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis
McMichael, 34, were arrested May 7, and each were charged with
felony murder and aggravated assault.
A police report says that the McMichaels spotted Arbery running
down the street, grabbed a shotgun and a pistol and gave chase
in their pickup, seeking to make a citizen's arrest. They had
suspected Arbery in a burglary.
At some point, Bryan comes on the scene in his own vehicle,
police said. An arrest warrant says Bryan attempted to block
Arbery from running away multiple times.
His Brunswick attorney, Kevin Gough, declined immediate comment
to Reuters, but he has told multiple media outlets that Bryan
was just an unarmed bystander.
The three are all being held in the Glynn County Detention
Center without bond.
(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Alistair Bell)
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