According to officials, 911 dispatchers at the Clay County Justice Center were notified of a vehicle traveling west in the eastbound lane of United States 40 near Great Dane, 2664 East US 40, Brazil, around 2:30 a.m.
As the driver neared Brazil city limits, he apparently righted the car to the correct lane but refused to stop for police.
Officers with the Brazil City Police Department maintained contact with the driver during the pursuit that wound around Brazil along US 40, Church, Vandalia and Depot streets until the driver turned west on State Road 340.
Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department picked up the pursuit at that point. Officers continued following the driver to the Clay/Vigo County line, where he turned north on Miami Gardens Road. When the driver ran a stop sign on Davis Avenue, he turned around, heading back south on the same road, where he turned west on US 40.
The Vigo County Sheriff's Department then joined in the pursuit, setting up stop sticks near Stop 18 in Seelyville.
After puncturing two of the vehicle's tires on the stop sticks, the driver stopped the car near Baker Road and US 40 and was taken into custody without further incident.
During questioning, Jacob R. Hammond, 18, allegedly admitted he initially stole a vehicle from an area near Bloomington, Ind., to drive to Putnam County to visit someone.
While there, Hammond said he wrecked the first vehicle.
He told authorities he found and took the second vehicle from the Cloverdale area, which was damaged during the pursuit.
While verifying Hammond's story, officials discovered he was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by a court in Clarkesville, Tenn.
Hammond was booked into the Clay County Justice Center on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, burglary, and possession of stolen property, with more potential charges expected to be filed as the investigation continues.
Officials confirmed Monday Hammond remains in custody pending formal charges to be filed by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office later this week.
Authorities in Putnam and Monroe counties are also expected to file charges.
According to officials, Hammond will appear in local courts before being returned to Tennessee to answer for the outstanding arrest warrant.