GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities in central Kansas have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stealing a car and hitting several patrol vehicles during an early-morning chase. 

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Luis Cerna was booked into the Rice County Jail Sunday morning for felony flee and elude, driving while a habitual violator, possession of stolen property and criminal damage to property. Bellendir said Barton County is requesting charges of felony flee and elude and theft. 

A deputy responded at around 1 a.m. Sunday to the report of a stolen vehicle in the 3800 block of 2nd Street in Great Bend. While at the scene, the deputy broadcast the description of the vehicle. 

A Great Bend police unit spotted the vehicle a short time later heading east on U.S. 56 out of town. Deputies intercepted the vehicle on East Barton County Road and attempted to stop it. 

"The vehicle fled east towards the city of Ellinwood where an Ellinwood police unit was able to deploy stop sticks, which the vehicle ran over, flattening one tire," Bellendir said in a release. "The vehicle continued east out of Ellinwood into Rice County at which point the Rice County Sheriff’s Office and Lyons Police Dept. joined the pursuit. Stop sticks were again deployed east of Chase flattening another tire."

The stolen vehicle continued into Lyons where it hit two Barton County patrol vehicles and a Sterling police vehicle. The vehicle was forced to stop after being struck by units from several agencies, the release said. 

Cerna, of Great Bend, remains jailed on $75,000 bond. He will be transferred to Barton County after facing charges in Rice County. 

Kansas Department of Corrections record show he has a prior conviction of criminal threat.