American Military News: The charge was possessing a legally owned gun that was unregistered in the state of New Jersey and the man arrested was a former Marine, Sergeant Hisashi Pompey. The arrest took place some six years ago when Pompey was visiting New Jersey from Virginia. When he and some friends went to a nightclub, there was an altercation and one of Pompey’s friends retrieved the gun and was arrested. Pompey was also arrested because the gun was not registered in the state of New Jersey.
On Friday Gov. Chris Christie commuted the prison sentence for Pompey, who served “three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan for which he received medals for bravery.” Prior to Christie commuting the sentence, Pompey was arranging to turn himself into authorities for a minimum 36-month sentence for possession of an unregistered firearm.