Georgia officials said one of the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery is under investigation for unrelated sex crimes.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted last week that the Glynn County Police Department contacted them on July 15 to investigate allegations against William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50. The alleged crimes occurred in Camden County, but authorities have not yet disclosed what they entail.
Bryan reportedly filmed Travis McMichael, 34, and his father, Gregory McMichael, 64, fatally shooting Arbery, 25, on February 23 as he jogged in Brunswick. All three have pleaded not guilty to malice and felony murder in connection with Arbery’s death.
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Bryan has claimed he was just a witness but authorities charged that he used his vehicle to confine and detain Arbery in the minutes leading up to his murder.
Gregory McMichael reportedly claimed that Arbery resembled a suspect in a series of recent burglaries in the Satilla Shores neighborhood. However, police said the only recent break-in was on January 1, when a 9mm pistol was reportedly stolen from an unlocked truck outside the McMichaels’ home.
Gregory and Travis McMichael’s arrests came two days after the footage went viral.
The McMichaels and Bryan remain jailed without bond.
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[Featured image: Ahmaud Arbery/Family handout; William Bryan Jr./Glynn County Sheriff’s Office]