MT. VERNON, IL — A Mt. Vernon man was taken into custody over the weekend for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol Saturday near N. 8th Street and Park Avenue in Mt. Vernon and observed a Nissan truck driving in the area. The Deputy recognized it as a vehicle stolen the previous day from the Belle Rive Post Office. Additional units from the Sheriff’s Office and Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to assist the Deputy, who was able to stop the Nissan in the 14000 block of N. Morton Lane. The driver of the stolen vehicle, 41-year-old Daniel E. Morton, was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center. Officers searched the vehicle and collected evidence. Morton was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property. His bond is to be set by a judge in the felony case.
The investigation into the stolen vehicle is ongoing.