Man arrested after altercation with stepdaughter, police say

A reported disturbance at a house in the Dollarway area Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly injured his pregnant stepdaughter.

Nememiah Bray, 43, told police he and the girl had initially argued, and the altercation then became physical, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for Bray.

Detective Bill Wiegand reported that Bray said he pushed the girl onto a couch and grabbed her by the throat to try and control her during the altercation after she started hitting him and she also reportedly threw a small vase at Bray, hitting him in the forehead.

Police reported that both Bray and the girl, who is three months pregnant, had signs of physical injury.

Kizer said Bray also reportedly told police he knew the girl was pregnant.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Bray after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Bridgforth also ordered Bray to have no contact with the girl until the case is settled and told him to come back to court Nov. 16.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Bray.