GBI: Gregory and Travis McMichael arrested for death of Ahmaud Arbery

GLYNN COUNTY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael have been arrested in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

The father and son are charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

They were taken into custody Thursday and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail.

A news conference is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday at 1 Conservation Way in Brunswick, according to a post on the GBI’s Facebook page.

The GBI says Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satila Shores neighborhood in Brunswick on February 23 when 64-year-old Gregory McMichael and 34-year-old Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms. The GBI says Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery during the encounter.

This case is being investigated in partnership with District Attorney Tom Durden.

The GBI says Durden formally requested the GBI investigate the death on May 5. The GBI Kingsland Office initiated an investigation on May 6.

The Glynn County Police Department requested on April 29 that the GBI investigate allegations of threats against GCPD and individuals involved in the active investigation, and on May 5, GCPD requested the GBI investigate the public release of video related to Arbery’s death.

The GBI says the investigations are active and ongoing.

Call the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477) if you have any information.

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