A man was arrested after he allegedly stole a vehicle during a burglary at a rural Tonganoxie residence, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

A man was arrested after he allegedly stole a vehicle during a burglary at a rural Tonganoxie residence, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Two other suspects got away.

The incident was reported at 12:54 p.m. Monday at a house on Evans Road near 203rd Street.

Three men reportedly entered a garage and attempted to make their way into the house. But the suspects were interrupted by a homeowner, according to Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

Two of the suspects fled from the scene in the car they apparently had arrived in. The third suspect reportedly drove away in a vehicle belonging to the homeowner.

Deputies found the homeowner’s vehicle in a ditch off of 203rd Street. A suspect reportedly was seen entering a tree line, Sherley said.

Deputies pursued the man into the tree line. Additional officers arrived and assisted in searching for the suspect.

“He came out on an adjacent roadway just east of there,” Sherley said.

Sherley said the 29-year-old man, who is from Kansas City, Kansas, was sweating profusely and asked for water when he was taken into custody.

Members of the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted in the search. Sherley said the KHP arranged for an airplane to fly over the area.