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Grand Jury Indicts Suspect on Attempted Murder Charge in Brick Bike Path Stabbing

Harry Bray, Jr., 35 (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Harry Bray, Jr., 35 (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

The man suspected of stabbing a woman near the entrance to a bicycle path in Brick Township has been indicted by a grand jury, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Harry Bray, Jr., 35, of Manchester, has remained behind bars since the Jan. 5 incident, which occurred near the entrance to the Airport Tract bike path along Cherry Quay Road.

An Ocean County grand jury handed up an indictment Wednesday, charging Bray with attempted murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

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According to prosecutors, officer from the Brick Township Police Department was conducting a routine area check off of Cherry Quay Road at about 5:30 p.m. when they observed a vehicle with two flat tires in a parking lot area. 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, a statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office said. A joint investigation by Brick police, county detectives and the county sheriff’s department “determined that Bray was responsible for the victim’s injuries,” the statement said.

Later during the evening of the stabbing, 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.

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