Two arrested for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

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GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Glynn County Clerk of the Magistrate Court confirmed to NewsChannel 6 that Travis McMichael, 34, and Greg McMichael, 64, appeared before Glynn County Chief Magistrate Judge Wallace Harrell Friday afternoon for a “rights-read hearing” in which the charges were read and their rights and their understanding of their rights were discussed. They were also informed of their right to an attorney.

The Clerk of Court explained that, because this was a Magistrate Court, there was no discussion of bond and that those deliberations and decisions will be made by a Superior Court judge. Additionally, an attorney must be assigned to the case before moving forward to the bond hearing stage.

Travis and Greg McMichael remain confined within the Glynn County Detention Center.


GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Gregory and Travis McMichael have been arrested for murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

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A press release sent out Thursday May 7th, 2020 from the GBI stated,

On May 7th, 2020, the GBI arrested Gregory McMichael, age 64, and Travis McMichael, age 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail.

On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood in Brunswick, GA when both Gregory and Travis McMichael confronted Arbery with two firearms.  During the encounter, Travis McMichael shot and killed Arbery. 

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

On May 5th, 2020, District Attorney Tom Durden formally requested the GBI investigate the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  The Kingsland Office initiated an investigation on May 6th, 2020. 

On April 29th, 2020, the Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) requested that the GBI investigate allegations of threats against GCPD and individuals involved in the active investigation. 

On the morning of May 5th, 2020, GCPD requested the GBI investigate the public release of video related to Arbery’s death.

These investigations are all active and ongoing.  If anyone has information related to these cases, please contact the GBI at 1-800-597-TIPS (8477).

The GBI will host a press conference Friday at 9:00 A.M. in Brunswick. Click THE LINK for the GBI Twitter page for updates surrounding the press conference.


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