A Seattle man is being charged with shooting a Portland Firefighter with a ball bearing during a riot in July. Jesse Herman Bates, 38, was hit with a civil disorder complaint in the July 13 attack on the Portland Firefighter with a “wrist-rocket” style slingshot at the scene of a fire set by demonstrators. Bates was initially arrested by Cops following the incident when he was spotted in a tent holding a crowbar. He was hit with “less-lethal munition to his backside,” and was taken into custody — but was later released.
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.