A Georgia man who recorded the deadly shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery says that he’s scared for his life after receiving death threats following the viral video.
William “Roddie” Bryan told Action News Jax that since the release of the video last week, he’s been inundated with threats that have left him in “complete shock.”
“I had nothing to do with it,” Brown told the outlet. “I’m trying to get my life back to normal.”
Attorney Ben Crump, who’s working with Arbery’s family, said that he expects that Brown will be arrested for being an accomplice.
“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 there is reason to believe that Brown was helping two suspects accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Arbery as he jogged through a residential neighborhood near 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 last week’s “Crime Stories” episode, airing on Fox Nation and Sirius XM.
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, who was directly behind the truck.
Gregory McMichael, who was standing in the bed of the truck with a .357 Magnum, later told police they brought their guns because they didn’t know at the time whether Arbery was armed. Reports indicated that Arbery was unarmed.
Within minutes, Arbery was shot in the abdomen and killed by Travis McMichael’s shotgun.
“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.”
Last week, 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 May 7 and remain behind bars without bail.
Brown has not been arrested or charged.
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[Feature Photo: Ahmaud Arbery/Handout; Greg and Travis McMichael/Facebook]