Three men have been charged by a grand federal jury with plotting to assassinate Ahmad Arberi, who was charged with hate crimes and attempted kidnapping.
Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and William Bryan are already awaiting trial on state charges, including murder.
Ahmod Arberi, an unarmed black man, was running in February 2020 when he collided with three white men.
His murder and the subsequent conduct of the case by the police have given rise to protests.
In a statement, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the South Georgia region said three people had been charged with allegedly interfering with Mr.
They are accused of “attempting to illegally seize and restrict Arber by pursuing him in their trucks.”
Gregory McMichael, 65, and his 35-year-old son, Travis, have each been charged with using, carrying, or using a firearm. Travis was also charged with unloading a firearm.
The three men have not pleaded guilty to charges of murder, aggravated assault, aggravated assault, aggravated assault or felony criminal mischief in Georgia last June.
They are expected to stand trial at the end of the year.
Ahmad Arber was running out of the seaside town of Brunswick in the early afternoon of February 23 when he was being chased by the McMichelians.
They told police they believed Mr Arber looked like a suspect during a number of recent local breaks.
A cell phone video later surfaced showing Mr. Arber trying to run to a stationary pickup truck before fighting one of the truckers. There are muffled shouts and gunshots.
It turned out later that the video was shot by William Bryan, who was accused of Mr. In pursuing the Arbers “lightly in pursuit.”
For more than two months, police did not charge McMichaels until the shooting drew widespread media attention and outrage.