The latest charge could finally land Bishop in a U.S. prison for an extended period of time — up to two years.
Bishop returned to the U.S. some time after December, according to court records.
On Aug. 19, Troy Police received a complaint involving Bishop for “suspicious circumstances.” Troy Police notified a federal border enforcement task force, which began hunting for Bishop.
Investigators learned he was driving a white work van with Canadian plates and living at the Fontaine Motel on Woodward, south of Seven Mile.
On Aug. 20, task force officers spotted the white work van outside the pink-and-red motel, known for its distinctive neon sign. When agents arrived, Bishop was atop a ladder, painting the motel, where rooms cost $12.50 an hour, or $45 a night.
A motel employee declined comment Friday.
On Friday, eight days after his arrest, Bishop appeared to be dressed in the same work clothes while being arraigned in federal court.
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