Murphysboro Man Behind Bars After Stealing Municipal Vehicle

James McLafferty of Murphysboro is behind bars in connection to a municipal vehicle theft in Metropolis on Wednesday. According to a report from the Murphysboro Police, the vehicle was sighted yesterday afternoon in Murphysboro with McLafferty at the scene. He was arrested, and found to also have been involved in the theft of motor fuel from a gas station in Paducah and theft of a utility trailer in Murphysboro among other charges. McLafferty is being held in the Jackson County jail.