Waltonville man sentenced in absentia for 2020 burglary remains at large

Waltonville man sentenced in absentia for 2020 burglary remains at large

MT. VERNON, IL — A Waltonville man was sentenced in Jefferson County Court last Thursday to 15 years in prison for a 2020 residential burglary to a home in rural Mt. Vernon. 42-year-old Harry J. Mulkey Jr. was arrested and charged as the result of a Sheriff’s Office investigation, which began on August 28th of last year after a complaint originated in the 10,000 block of E. Cedar Hills Rd.

Mulkey Jr. failed to appear for his sentencing hearing, so he was sentenced in absentia and an arrest warrant was issued. Mulkey Jr. remains at large. The Mt. Vernon Police Department along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office ask that no person make any effort to approach or apprehend Mulkey Jr. other than to contact Crimestoppers at (618) 242-TIPS (8477) if you have information of his whereabouts.