Last week, Bates was named in a Federal complaint and an arrest warrant, which was sent to cops in his home state. He was arrested by Seattle cops yesterday and shipped back to Portland, where he went before a federal judge and was released pending a return court appearance. He faces five years in prison if convicted.
As you may recall, Sgt Johnson was with his daughter at the Detroit River on Belle Isle Aug. 21 when he jumped into the river to rescue two girls who were drowning. Hayden Johnson, Sivad’s 10-year-old daughter, called 911 when he didn’t return. Her father’s body was recovered from the river the following morning.