Reward in Oregon jail escape case climbs to $6K

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MEDFORD — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says a reward for help in finding a jail escapee has now climbed to $6,000.

The sheriff's office said Tuesday that it continues to investigate leads and canvas areas in and around that southern Oregon county.

Bradley Monical was awaiting trial in March for a 2010 bank robbery in Ashland, Ore. Investigators say he stood on another inmate's shoulders on the night of Nov. 19, removed a piece of metal mesh from the roof covering, and jumped into a nearby tree.

The tree Monical jumped into has been cut down, along with several others nearby. The roof cover, atop a recreation area, is being replaced with a stronger material.