MONTROSE — A high-speed chase early Tuesday in Lee County has landed a Burlington man in jail on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.

William Kirchner, 28, who listed his address as 835 Valley St., a halfway house in Burlington, was arrested shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday by Lee County deputies following a chase through Montrose in which speeds reached in excess of 100 mph.

Kirchner was arrested after he turned his vehicle into a dead-end road at 270th Street, near U.S. 218, as he attempted to elude deputies. He ran from the deputies, but was found in a heavily wooded area a short time later.

According to Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber, the incident began about 5:30 a.m. when Lee County deputies were on patrol on U.S. 61 near Montrose, where they encountered a vehicle traveling in excess of 100 mph.

"Deputy Dakota Foley attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued to drive through Montrose at a high rate of speed," Weber said. "The driver continued his attempt to elude Deputy Foley until he eventually drove down the dead end road."

The man was taken into custody, but refused to give his real name to the deputy. However, authorities were eventually able to identify Kirchner, who they also determined was driving a vehicle that had been stolen in Hancock County, Illinois.

According to Weber, Kirchner is facing charges in Lee County of eluding deputies with speeds over 25 mph above the speed limit, an aggravated misdemeanor; possession of a stolen vehicle, a class D felony; unlawful possession of a prescription drug, a serious misdemeanor; driving under suspension, a simple misdemeanor; fraudulent use of a vehicle registration, a simple misdemeanor; and several warrants for his arrest on a variety of charges in other jurisdictions.

Kirchner was being held in the Lee County jail, where he was awaiting his first court appearance.