A man who allegedly followed and filmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery as a father and son allegedly shot him down, is expected to be arrested, according to attorney Ben Crump.
“We expect the GBI will be arresting a man who videoed Arbery as he jogged through the community,” Crump told CrimeOnline.
Crump said it’s still unclear what the exact charges will be, but the man, identified as William Bryan, will likely face an accomplice charge. Crump said there is reason to believe that the man who took a video of the incident was helping two suspects accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Arbery as he jogged through a residential neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23.
“They’re running after him and they say they believe he burglarized a home. Now, Nancy, he has on a t-shirt, shorts and jogging shoes,” Crump told Nancy Grace on Friday’s “Crime Stories” episode, airing on Fox Nation and Sirius XM.
“He doesn’t have a burglar mask, a burglar bag, burglar tools, any of that stuff. When the police got there they just took their (the suspects) word as the Gospel.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, retired district attorney investigator Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis, 34, are accused of blocking Arbery with a truck as he tried to jog down a road off of Satilla Drive and Holmes Drive, according to the Glynn County Police Department.
Travis got out of the truck with a shotgun and got into an apparent scuffle with Arbery, according to a video taken by Bryan, directly behind the truck.
Gregory McMichael fired two shots with a .357 magnum revolver while standing in the truck bed and later claimed Arbery had “violently attacked” his son. A shot from Travis McMichael’s shotgun struck Arbery in the abdomen.
A coroner pronounced Aubrey dead at the scene at 1:46 p.m.
The video surfaced months after the incident happened.
“It’s just asinine,” Crump said. “You have that horrific video that literally has them like a lynch mob almost chasing this young black man through the community, where he is just jogging, minding his business and these two vehicles are chasing him.”
On Monday, on what would have been Arbery’s 26th birthday, GBI director Vic Reynolds announced that there was “more than sufficient probable cause” to charge Gregory McMichael Travis McMichael on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault. They were arrested on Thursday evening.
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[Feature Photo: Ahmaud Arbery/Handout; Greg and Travis McMichael/Facebook]