MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office hit the pavement and canvassed neighborhoods in Medford Sunday morning. They knocked on doors and handed out fliers, looking for any information that could lead to the arrest of 42-year-old escaped inmate Bradley Monical.
“We did a lot of this work on the first night but of course that was during the middle of the night and heavy rain storms, some people weren’t home. We’re hoping that we can re contact people who might have been gone,” said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters.
Monicle escaped from the Jackson County Jail November 19th after he cut a hole in a chain link net in the recreation room and jumped from the roof to a nearby tree.
The sheriff’s office is looking for any information ranging suspicious events to strange cars on the night of November 19th That could point them in the right direction. Officials say any surveillance video from that night also could be a big clue.
“We want to do our investigation here, do the best job that we can, make sure that we haven’t left a stone un-turned,” said Sheriff Winters.
The sheriff said Monical was serving a 22-year sentence and although no one was every harmed in any of his armed bank robberies, the sheriff believes Monical could be dangerous because he has nothing to lose.
“When you’re dealing with a guy like this, I mean he is fairly smart so we have to make sure we cover our bases and do our job,” said Sheriff Winters.
The sheriff says other security measures are being taken to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
“We’re going through that jail top to bottom, side to side and looking at every policy and every procedure. This is long from over for this jail. We will not have another escape out of this jail as long as i’m sheriff. I am going to ensure that that doesn’t happen,” said Sheriff Winters.
The sheriff’s office is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest.