Escaped inmate caught after a year on the run

Escaped inmate caught after a year on the run
Brad Monical.

OREGON CITY, Ore. - A convicted bank robber who was wanted by U.S. Marshals after he escaped from jail is now back in custody.

Bradley William Monical had been on the run for about a year. He was serving a 22-year sentence in Jackson County for a 2011 bank robbery in Coos Bay and awaiting trial for another bank robbery in Ashland.

The U.S. Marshals Oregon Fugitive Task Force tracked down Monical at a home in Oregon City. He was arrested Tuesday without incident and a woman who was with him is being questioned to see if she was somehow involved in his escape.

Monical escaped from a recreation yard at the Jackson County Jail in November of 2012 by standing on another inmate's shoulders, removing a piece of metal mesh from a roof covering and then jumping into a tree. The escape was somewhat of an embarrassment for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and several trees outside the recreation yard were cut down to keep other inmates from following suit.

Monical is being held at the Multnomah County Jail and will now be facing additional charges for the escape, as well as additional federal bank robbery charges in Oregon and Idaho that were added to the list.