Jay-Ar Ruiz was in training at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot when he struck a drill sergeant. He was arrested and put in the brig starting January of 2018 while he awaited trial at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Over two years later without a trial, he may finally be let out. His lawyer, Bethany Payton-O’Brien, has said an administrative separation board appointing order has been issued for him. Ruiz struck the drill instructor after being confronted by him for violating his restraining order against a woman by sending her a large volume of letters once at training.