On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Glynn County Police Department requested that the GBI initiate a sex crimes investigation based on allegations made against William “Roddie” Bryan, Jr. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Gough is also requesting bond be granted for Bryan.
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William “Roddie” Bryan Jr., 50, was arrested on May 21 on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Bryan recorded the confrontation that led to Arbery's shooting death in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia when father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms on February 23. During the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery, investigators said.
The initial police report mentions Bryan: “Roddy attempted to block him, which was unsuccessful.” But Bryan denied being part of the confrontation that led to Arbery's death.