Springfield man accused of stealing spare tires off 18 different Jeeps

Local News

Springfield Jeep owners can breathe a sigh of relief this week.

Police say they caught the man who has made a part-time job of stealing the iconic spare tire off the back of Jeep Wrangler and Liberty models throughout the city.

James L. Gilland, 43, was behind bars Thursday facing a felony stealing charge after police say he took the spare tires off 18 different Jeeps.

Over the last month Gilland allegedly targeted Jeeps in the parking lots of Cox Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Missouri State University.

Read the rest of the story by the Springfield News-Leader here

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