Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Has Been Arrested

Man Who Filmed Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Has Been Arrested

Dan Henson

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The man who filmed the Ahmaud Arbery killing has been arrested as a third suspect. He has been charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

The man’s name is William “Roddie” Byran, and he claimed to just simply be a witness to the incident and had zero involvement in what happened between Ahmaud and the two other men. Bryan was initially named in the police report for allegedly trying to block Ahaum during the chase, but again, Bryan denies any involvement. 

According to TMZ, new docs say Bryan “did attempt to confine and detain Ahmaud Arbery without legal authority, by attempting to confine …” adding, Bryan was “utilizing his vehicle on multiple occasions during the above time frame, with the intention of confining and detaining Arbery.”

The legal team says … “We called for his arrest from the very beginning of this process. His involvement in the murder of Mr. Arbery was obvious to us, to many around the country and after their thorough investigation, it was clear to the GBI as well.”

The lawyers say the family’s “thankful for the diligence of the GBI and the way in which they tirelessly pursued the evidence in this case.”

Written by Clarke Jones