A man was arrested after he allegedly left behind one stolen vehicle at a rural Leavenworth County residence while stealing another car, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

A man was arrested after he allegedly left behind one stolen vehicle at a rural Leavenworth County residence while stealing another car, according to a Sheriff's Office spokesman.

The incident was reported at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday on Ragtown Road in western Leavenworth County.

Undersheriff Jim Sherley said a Mercury Montego was reported stolen from that location. Another vehicle, an Oldsmobile Delta 88, had been left at that location.

Undersheriff Jim Sherley said authorities determined the Oldsmobile had been reported stolen in Holton.

While en route, a responding deputy spotted a vehicle matching a description of the stolen Montego.

The deputy turned around and pursued the vehicle on Kansas 92 Highway.

The driver of the vehicle turned onto a rural driveway. Authorities believe this was an attempt to lose the deputy, Sherley said.

The deputy turned onto the driveway and saw a man standing next to the vehicle.

The deputy gave commands to the 45-year-old man, who is from Silver Lake, and he was taken into custody.