A series of events helped Grand Traverse County deputies track down the man suspected of stealing a car from Charlevoix.
The Jeep Cherokee was reported stolen from the home around 10 p.m. Tuesday. A few minutes later, deputies were notified the suspect stole gas in Elk Rapids.
Deputies caught up with the driver on U.S. 31 near Three Mile Road in East Bay Township.
At first the suspect refused to stop, leading deputies on a short chase. The suspect then abandoned the Jeep in a yard on Avenue E.
A K-9 was able to track down the Mancelona man. He was arrested for fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, driving drunk, having a stolen vehicle and driving on a suspended license.