The man whose video recording of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in connection with the case.

The GBI announced the arrest of William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50, on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment charges on Thursday. He will be booked into the Glynn County Jail.

Bryan's video of the Feb. 23 of Arbery began circulating on social media last month, prompting a national outcry and the involvement of the GBI in the investigation. Multiple district attorneys have recused themselves in the case, and it is now being prosecuted by the Cobb County District Attorney's Office.

Gregory and Travis McMichael, who were seen in the video chasing Arbery and shooting him in a roadway were previously arrested on murder charges.  GBI agents executed a search warrant on the McMichael's home on Tuesday.

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I'm a Crawford Long baby who grew up in Marietta and eventually wandered to the University of Southern Mississippi for college. Earned a BA in journalism (double minor in political science and history). Previously worked in Florida and Clayton County.

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This guy had a legit reason for following the kid: he thought the kid was committing or trying to commit a theft. So following someone videoing them is a crime now? Further, it makes you guilty of a murder? Are we going to be charging ring camera owners with crimes if they happen to catch a crime on their video? I say outlaw cell phone cameras! I think the GBI might be bowing to political racial pressure on this one and inventing new crimes. Only the FBI can invent new crimes!


Cmon man (in Biden voice) he went there continuously to admire the architecture ! I always go jog in subdivisions 2 miles away and cross 4 lanes to get there. BTW I dont see much talk about the fact in the video the kid punches the guy in the head four times and attempts to pull the weapon out of the guys hand. Media portrays the guy as NFL wannabe ..really yet no college scholarship offers? Have to dig deep to find out he's been in trouble with the police numerous times including a weapons charge. But but mama says (dont they all) "he was a good boy"


No surprise there, I said on Twitter earlier in the week that this guy was the assigned camera man. Why? His lack of audible response during the episode. He's as much a part as the father and son. Well done GBI.


"Lack of audible response" makes him guilty of a crime? Wow! Sir, you witnessed a crime and failed to scream out in terror, you are just as guilty as the killers! Great reasoning......if you live in a communist society where show trials are the norm.

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