Bryan lives in the same subdivision, just outside the port city of Brunswick. Bryan said he saw the McMichael go and join the lawsuit, said an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at the beginning of the month.
It is only may 7 – two days after the video of Bryan on the mobile phone has been leaked online and sparked a national outcry – that McMichael had been charged. Bryan was arrested on may 22 on charges of murder and criminal attempt criminal of committing a false imprisonment. An arrest warrant indicates that Bryan has tried “to confine and hold” Arbery without the authority of law by “using his vehicle several times” before Arbery is slaughtered.
In addition to allegations of malice and murder, the McMichaels and Bryan are each charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of false imprisonment and attempted criminal of committing a false imprisonment.