Minor Character: Miami
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Name Rick Bates
Gender Male
Birth Date February 9, 1985
City Miami
Occupation Waiter
Drug Dealer
Modus Operandi Shooting
No. of Victims 1 killed
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By David Gallagher
First Appearance Dangerous Son

"I get what I want without getting my hands dirty."

Rick Bates is a parolee who works at the Miste Cafe along with Kyle Harmon, who shares the same parole officer, Andrew Bennett. He appears in season six of CSI: Miami.


When Rick was in prison, he was selling drugs to inmates and acquired quite a lot of cash doing so and a prison guard, Mike Newberry, noticed it and offered to keep it with him until Rick got out. Once Rick was released his parole officer, Andrew Bennett, got him a job at the Miste Cafe where he worked as a waiter.

Season Six

Dangerous Son

Later, Rick murdered his parole officer because Andrew planned on sending Rick back to prison for breaking his parole and selling drugs. Rick shot and killed him, before pushing his body out of a window to distract the swat team heading towards the front door. He then jumped on a boat and drove off, evading capture.

When Rick asked Mike for the money, Mike refused to give it to him. So, Rick then bribed Kyle to kidnap his wife, Kathleen Newberry, so Mike would pay up. But the plan backfired when Kyle was caught kidnapping Kathleen and fled on a boat. Rick was later arrested for bribery, murdering his parole officer, and drug charges.

Known Victims

  • September 24, 2007: Andrew Bennett (shot through the chest before thrown out of a window)

Victims by Proxy

  • September 24, 2007: Kathleen Newberry (had Kyle kidnap her, was rescued)

Known Accomplices

  • Mike Newberry (incarcerated)
  • Kyle Harmon (former, was blackmailed to kidnap Kathleen)


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