Medina man, 24, arraigned after allegedly making fake money, escaping custody

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2016 at 7:21 pm
Sebastian Bonk

Sebastian Bonk

ALBION – A Medina man was arraigned in Orleans County Court today for felonies after he allegedly made fake money and escaped custody when he ran out of Medina Memorial Hospital.

Sebastian Bonk, 24, was in jail on Aug. 4. He was taken to Medina Memorial for a health issue. Bonk was at the hospital at 11:20 p.m. when he allegedly ran out of the Emergency Department door, through the lobby and out of the hospital.

Bonk had pulled his leg shackles up higher on his legs to make it easier to run, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said after the arrest.

Bonk was pursued by two nurses along with a correction officer. The nurses and corrections officer were able to catch Bonk and take him to the ground about 80 yards north of the hospital on Ohio Street. Bonk injured the three during the process, leading to him being charged with three counts of second-degree assault.

Bonk was arraigned today in Orleans County Court before Judge James Punch, who set bail at $100,000 for Bonk, who also has been charged with five counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree escape and resisting arrest.

Bonk also is one of four people facing charges for making counterfeit money. That charge of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument carries up to 15 years in state prison.

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