Updated: March 11, 2014 - 5:14am
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Around 1:40 a.m., Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle crashed through a fence and took off southbound on Metcalf Road near 199th Street. Deputies discontinued their pursuit as the driver turned off all of the vehicle's lights and continued speeding into Miami County, still on Metcalf.
A short time later an Acura SUV was stolen from an address in rural Miami County, near 255th Street and Metcalf Road. Deputies quickly located that vehicle northbound on Metcalf Road and began to pursue it near 331st Street.
The suspect continued to flee at a high rate of speed, forcing Miami County Deputies to back off. The vehicle was located a short time later, fully engulfed in flames north of Wea Church in the 22700 block of Metcalf Road.
Miami County Deputies requested assistance from Johnson County agencies to set up a large perimeter in the area.
Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, along with officers from numerous Johnson County departments including; Gardner, Leawood, Olathe, Overland Park and Spring Hill.
Those agencies surrounded an area from Metcalf Road east to Rockville Road (Nall in Johnson County) and from 223rd Street south to 231st Street. At least two K-9 units were brought in to search the area.
After about an hour of searching, around 1:50 a.m., a man turned himself in to deputies near the vehicle fire, where the search started.
Deputies arrested a second man in the 21000 block of Metcalf Road for an outstanding warrant. Deputies say he was not related to the car chase.
At 5:00 a.m., all agencies released perimeter positions.
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