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Manchester Man Indicted for Attempted Murder

Manchester Township

By: Yuritza Arroyo

Authorities in Ocean County announced that on March 22, Harry Bray, 35, of Manchester, was indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County on the charges of Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, in connection with an incident that occurred in Brick Township during the evening hours of January 5, resulting in serious bodily injuries to a female victim.

According to officials, on January 5,  at approximately 5:30 p.m., an Officer from the Brick Township Police Department was conducting a routine area check off of Cherry Quay Road when the Officer observed a vehicle with two flat tires in a parking lot area.

Officials say upon further examination, the Officer found a female victim on the ground near the vehicle suffering from multiple stab wounds.


The victim was transported to a local area hospital; although she was initially treated for her injuries and released, complications from her injuries have resulted in the victim being readmitted to the hospital.

According to authorities, an investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Brick Township Police Department, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit determined that Bray was responsible for the victim’s injuries.

Authorities say later in the evening on January 5, Bray was taken into custody, without incident, in Manchester Township by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Brick Township Police Department.

Bray was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been lodged since his apprehension.