Monical gets more prison for violent jailbreak attempt
A man who spent nearly a year on the lam after a 2012 rooftop escape from the Jackson County Jail was sentenced to almost 14 more years Wednesday for a violent attack on a corrections deputy in a separate jailbreak attempt in Marion County.
Bradley William Monical, 49, was sentenced Wednesday to another 13 years, 10 months after a jury in Marion County Circuit Court found him guilty last week of attempted murder, first-degree escape and assaulting an officer for an attack on a corrections deputy during an escape attempt in November 2016.
Monical, who represented himself during the five-day trial, testified that he did not try to kill Deputy Stacy Headrick, who was hospitalized after the attack, according to the Salem Statesman Journal. Headrick testified at trial that she lost consciousness at one point and nearly died.
At the time of the attack, Monical was being held in the Marion County Jail on state charges surrounding Salem area bank robberies.
In November 2012, Monical was the center of a 51-week manhunt after he escaped from the roof of the Jackson County Jail by jumping to a nearby tree that's since been removed.
The escape sparked a host of changes at the Jackson County Jail, including new rooftop materials, and removal of trees and shrubbery near the building.
Monical reportedly broke his arm in the Jackson County escape, fashioned clothing from patio furniture, and assumed a new identity during the year he was on the run. U.S. marshals captured him in Oregon City in 2013.
Oregon Department of Corrections records show Monical’s earliest release date is April 2076. He is being held following felony convictions across the state, including first-degree robbery in Coos County, second-degree escape and second-degree robbery in Jackson County, and robbery and attempted murder convictions in Marion County.
Monical was also sentenced to more than three decades in federal prison in 2015 for a string of bank robberies from June to December 2010 that hit Medford and Klamath Falls, along with banks in Walla Walla, Spokane Valley and Kennewick, Washington, and Couer d’Alene, Idaho, according to U.S. District Court records filed in Medford.
Monical tried to appeal the federal conviction on grounds that he pleaded guilty only because he was being treated poorly at the Jackson County Jail and held in solitary confinement. A judge ruled earlier this year that Monical’s claims didn’t hold water based on jail records that showed he was regularly removed from his cell, and that he regularly received visitors, including his state and federal lawyers.