William Bryan Jr., the man who recorded the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, has been arrested and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) announced Thursday night.
On Monday, Bryan's attorney, Kevin Gough, insisted that his client had no communication with the McMichaels the day of the shooting.
"If there was a lynch mob or posse, Mr. Bryan was unaware of it," Gough said.
Bryan claimed he followed and filmed the killing only after noticing the ruckus generated by the pursuit of Arbery. That appears to contradict what Greg McMichael told police on Feb. 23, the day Arbery was fatally shot; Greg McMichael said Bryan had tried to block Arbery "but was unsuccessful."
Bryan has maintained his innocence and reportedly has passed a lie detector test, administered privately at his own expense.