Posted: Wed, January 8 2014 at 4:23 PM, Updated: Wed, January 8 2014 at 4:40 PM
Convicted for robbing a Coos Bay bank, 42 year-old Bradley William Monical was found guilty by a jury for escaping from the Jackson County Jail in November of 2012.
Caught by surprise, his mother from Hood River, sat in the courtroom. She told NBC 5 News that she's hurt to see her son throw his life away. She's also confused how he obtained wire cutters that he apparently used to cut through the wire mesh to make his escape.
Spending time in Jail in connection to an Ashland robbery, deputies testified that Monical was taken to the South side recreation room for rec-time when it was noticed he was gone. That's when a hole was found in the metal mesh-roofing above.
A massive year-long search ended when Bradley Monical was recognized by a United States Marshal who recognized the scars on his chin, seen in previous photos.
Today, Monical's attorney, Zachary Light questioned exactly how the state planned to prove that it was truly Monical inside that rec-room the night of his escape on November 19th 2012.
ultimately, the jury found Bradley Monical guilt of second degree escape and he was sentenced to 30 months prison. But he may have bigger problems as he's waiting to see if he'll spend 22 years behind bars for the Coo's Bay incident.