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“The accused [William Bryan] did cause the death of another, Ahmaud Arbery, during the commission of a felony.”
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William “Roddie” Bryan is also responsible for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery says GBI investigator.

The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has downplayed claims made by the third man charged in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case that he was nothing more than a witness.

“I can tell you that if we believed he was a witness we wouldn’t have arrested him,” GBI Director Vic Reynolds said in a Friday news briefing.

The comments come after GBI brought felony charges against William “Roddie” Bryan, the man who recorded a video of the Feb. 23 shooting and killing of 25-year-old Arbery, a Black man in Glynn County, Ga., by two white men.

Bryan, 50, who is also white, is now facing felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment charges. He was arrested Thursday evening and booked into the Glynn County Jail.

“At this point, we feel confident that individuals who needed to be charged have been charged,” Reynolds said. Reynolds added that he does not foresee any more arrests, but the investigation is ongoing.

Two other men, Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son who are also white, were charged with murder and aggravated assault on May 7.

GBI released two warrants for Bryan. The false imprisonment warrant accuses Bryan of “utilizing his vehicle on multiple occasions … with the intention of confining and detaining Arbery.”

It adds that Bryan lacked the legal authority to do so. Because of those actions, the second warrant states, “the accused did cause the death of another, Ahmaud Arbery, during the commission of a felony.”

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