Greg McMichael — a former prosecutorial investigator, ex-Glynn County police officer and Travis’ father — told police that he and his son chased Arbery after seeing him at a neighbor’s under-construction home. They suspected him in a rash of break-ins, according to an incident report.
The McMichaels grabbed their guns and chased Arbery in their truck, but Arbery twice dodged them before the deadly confrontation between Arbery and Travis McMichael, the father told police, according to the report.
It was Greg McMichael who implicated Bryan as a participant in Arbery’s pursuit, saying at one point Bryan helped try to block Arbery’s path, according to the police incident report. The GBI declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation.
Bryan is currently in hiding, Gough said.
“Mr. Bryan is not your enemy,” Gough said, directing his comments to the Arbery family. “Killing off the star witness for the prosecution will not help bring Ahmaud’s killers to justice.”