Marine recruit accused of hitting a bootcamp instructor “who was detained for two years without charge or trial”
Marine recruit, 28, accused of beating a boot camp instructor “has been detained or tried for free for TWO YEARS”
- Jay-Ar Ruiz was sent to a military prison after an incident at the end of 2017, the lawyer says
- He has since been moved to a prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri, according to lawyer Beth Payton-O’Brien, who said Ruiz had a pre-existing mental illness
- While he would have violated a restrictive order in the San Diego boat camp
- When a Sergeant of the Navy staff approached him, he was reported to strike
- He was then sent to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, says Payton-O’Brien
- “I can’t believe how long this case has existed,” the lawyer adds
According to his lawyer, a naval recruit accused of beating a drilling instructor was detained for two years without charge or trial.
Jay-Ar Ruiz was limited to a military prison after the alleged incident at a boot camp in San Diego at the end of 2017, The San Diego Union grandstand reports.
Since then, he has been moved to a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Missouri, his lawyer Beth Payton-O’Brien told the newspaper.
She said that Ruiz, 28, already had a mental illness when he arrived at the bootcamp in November 2017.
Jay-Ar Ruiz was imprisoned at the end of 2017 in a military prison after the alleged incident in a boat camp in San Diego. Stock image of new Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in January
Ruiz was detained in the photo of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, his lawyer says
He allegedly violated a temporary restraining order that was filed against him in June 2017 by sending letters to the woman concerned.
When a Marine Sergeant approached him about this issue, he allegedly touched before becoming unconscious by a bear hug from his oldest.
In January 2018 he was detained in the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. His lawyer says he should never have been recruited.
Payton-O’Brien, a former naval captain and military judge, said: “Within days (after arriving at bootcamp), he will begin to show behavior with this personality disorder. He will be dropped within 30 days. He should never have been recruited. “
Shortly after his detention, Payton-O’Brien said it was established that Ruiz could not defend himself, but it took six months for naval doctors to assess his mental health.
Beth Payton-O’Brien said she “can’t believe how long this case has existed”
The last of two competency hearings in the summer of 2019 revealed that he was not mentally competent and Ruiz was sent to the hospital.
Payton-O’Brien added, “I can’t believe how long this case has been around.
“It is shocking to me that if someone is found unable to help with his defense, it would take almost four months to transfer him to a mental health institution.
“The government said they will drop the charges, (but) how can he be competent to defend himself in one [administrative separation board]? “
Ruiz said in a letter last December: “There is prison policy and everything that happens in a federal prison is the same here.”
MCRD San Diego did not comment on the facts of the case. Military members can be detained before their trial.
An unnamed source said that Ruiz damaged facilities while being held in prison.
According to Payton-O’Brien, he is accused of mistreatment, disobedience to orders, damage to government property, stalking, violating a street ban and fraudulent appointment.
There is no date for the solution of the case. DailyMail.com has contacted Payton-O’Brien and Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego for comments.