Inmate allegedly attempts hospital escape, fails

MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB) — More charges are coming against an Orleans County man accused of trying to flee a Medina hospital.

Back in November, 23-year-old Albion resident Sebastian Bonk was arrested on charges of rape and tattooing a child following an investigation involving him and a 15-year-old girl.

On August 4th of this year, Bonk was jailed in Orleans County on a charge of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

That night, members of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office say Bonk tried to escape Medina Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for reported health issues.

At 11:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office says the hospital’s emergency room door opened up, leading Bonk to run out of it, according to officials.

Law enforcement officers say Bonk pulled his leg shackles higher up on his legs in an attempt to make running out of the building easier.

As he allegedly ran out, two nurses and a correction officer chased after him. The nurses were able to capture Bonk about 80 yards north of the hospital, officials say.

After this, the correction officer and a physician’s assistant employed at the hospital helped pin and handcuff him.

Following his capture, officials say deputies and members of the Medina Police Department arrived and secured Bonk. The nurses and the correction officer were treated for injuries.

After the alleged escape attempt, Bonk was charged with escape, resisting arrest, two counts of third-degree assault, and second-degree assault on a correction officer.

Bonk’s bail was set at $30,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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