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OREGON CITY, Ore. A fugitive who escaped from a southern Oregon jail nearly a year ago was caught near Oregon City Tuesday.

U.S. marshals arrested 43-year-old Bradley Monical at a home in rural Clackamas County and took him to the Multnomah County Jail.

Monical escaped from the Jackson County Jail in November 2012. He stood on another inmate s shoulders and broke through the roof, then jumped onto a nearby tree, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters.

It wasn t an easy process, Winters said. The tree has since been removed.

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Monical was awaiting trial on several charges, including attempted murder and bank robberies in Ashland and Coos Bay. He could face a judge as early as Wednesday.

Neighbors in Clackamas County said they had no idea such a dangerous fugitive was living nearby the whole time.

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