Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 32 Years in Federal Prison
MEDFORD, OR—Bradley William Monical, 45, of The Dalles, Oregon, was sentenced on September 23, 2015 by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 32 years in prison for committing seven bank robberies in Southern Oregon, Eastern Washington and Idaho, all in 2010. Judge McShane ordered the sentence to be served concurrently with state sentences previously imposed in Jackson and Coos County Circuit Courts for robbery in the first degree, robbery in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and escape. Monical was also ordered to pay $68,698 in restitution and to serve three years of supervised release.
The bank robberies Monical plead guilty to include:
- June 11, 2010, at Bank of America in Redmond, Oregon;
- August 27, 2010, at Wells Fargo Bank in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho;
- September 4, 2010, at Banner Bank in Walla Walla, Washington;
- October 2, 2010, at Sterling Savings Bank in Spokane Valley, Washington;
- November 9, 2010, at Sterling Savings Bank in Medford, Oregon;
- December 2, 2010, at U.S. Bank in Kennewick, Washington; and
- December 20, 2010, at Sterling Savings Bank in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
During the Oregon robberies, Monical was armed with a pistol. In the Washington and Idaho robberies he was armed with what appeared to be a hand gun.
Monical was in custody on Oregon bank robbery charges when he escaped from the Jackson County Jail on November 19, 2012. Defendant was later found in Oregon City and was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service. At the time of his arrest, he was found with his girlfriend, Carolyn Gibson. Gibson pled guilty to concealing a person from arrest and providing money and a vehicle for Monical after his escape. Gibson was sentenced to probation on February 2, 2015.
Monical also has pending charges of robbery and attempted murder in Marion County, Oregon.
The bank robbery and escape investigations were conducted by the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Redmond Police Department, City of Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Walla-Walla Police Department, Spokane Valley Police Department, Ashland Police Department, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Kennewick Police Department and Klamath Falls Police Department. The federal case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Judith R. Harper.