Ocean County Man Indicted In Brick Stabbing

Harry Bray, Jr. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  BRICK – A Manchester man was indicted after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times, officials said.

  Harry Bray, Jr., 35, of Manchester, was indicted on the charges of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

  On January 5, a Brick Police Officer was doing a routine patrol off Cherry Quay Road around 5:30 p.m. he spotted a car with two flat tires in a parking lot and went to check it out.

  There he saw a woman on the ground nearby suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Although she was initially treated for her injuries and released, officials said that complications from her injuries have resulted in the victim being readmitted to the hospital. 

  Later that evening, Bray was arrested and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the diligent efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Angelo who presented the case to the Grand Jury on behalf of the State, and commended the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, Manchester Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative assistance in connection with this investigation leading to Bray’s swift apprehension and now his indictment.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.