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Man turns himself in, becomes 5th person charged in Montgomery riverfront brawl

Reggie Ray, 42, is charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Montgomery Police Department.
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A man linked to the large brawl that broke out on an Alabama riverfront this past weekend turned himself in to authorities on Friday, police said, making him the fifth person charged in the violent melee that went viral.

Reggie Ray, 42, is charged with disorderly conduct, according to Montgomery police. He was in municipal jail Friday, police said.

On Thursday, Mary Todd, 21, was charged with assault in the third degree five days after the brawl, police said.

"She is currently housed in the Municipal Jail," Major Saba Coleman said in a statement shared with NBC News. "There are no additional updates regarding this active ongoing investigation."

On Tuesday, police announced assault charges against Richard Roberts, 48; Allen Todd, 23; and Zachery Shipman, 25.

According to witnesses, the brawl started when a group of white private boaters attacked Dameion Pickett, whom police identified Friday as co-captain of the Harriott II, as he attempted to move their pontoon to make way for the riverboat. Police also corrected the spelling of Shipman's first name.

The more than 200 passengers on the riverboat waited for at least 30 minutes as its captain and Pickett, 43, tried to get the group of rowdy boaters to move their watercraft. Several members of the private pontoon then attacked Pickett, said Montgomery Police Chief Darryl J. Albert.

“They just didn’t think the rules applied to them. It was so avoidable. This never had to have happened,” a witness, Leslie Mawhorter, 52, who was aboard the Harriott II, previously told NBC News. “I knew something was going to go down, because their attitude was just, ‘You can’t tell us what to do.’ They were going to be confrontational regardless of who you were.”

The riverboat captain called police around 7 p.m. local time, and officers arrived at the scene at 7:18 p.m., Albert said. Thirteen people were detained, questioned, then released, the police chief said, adding that the local FBI and district attorney’s offices are involved in the ongoing investigation.