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Ahmaud Arbery: GBI makes arrest for ‘terroristic’ threat to Arbery protests

A 20-year-old Georgia man has been charged with dissemination of information related to terroristic acts for allegedly making a Facebook post “that contained a threat to future protests related to Ahmaud Arbery,” the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Sunday.

The GBI said they learned of the Facebook post just before midnight Saturday and arrested Rashawn Smith in Midway, about 50 miles north of Brunswick, where Arbery was shot and killed by two white men as he jogged through their neighborhood in February.

Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested this week and charged with murder and aggravated assault after the investigation languished until a video showing the shooting was leaked to media last week, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

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The GBI did not offer any details about the Facebook page, but said the investigation is “ongoing and active,” and the GBI was assisted by the FBI and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Smith will be booked into the Liberty County Jail, the GBI said.

Read more on the Arbery investigation here.

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[Featured image: Ahmaud Arbery/Family handout; Gregory and Travis McMichael/Glynn County Police Department]