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Sex offender released from hospital, charged with attempted murder of missing teen

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Steven Myers (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office) Steven Myers (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)
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LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -

The sex offender who stabbed himself and is accused of stabbing a missing Florida teenager 10 times, after a 40 mile police chase, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Steven P. Myers, 41, has been booked on charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property. His bond has been set at $250,000 but he is being held for extradition to Florida. His court date in Lafayette is set for June 24, 2014.

The 16 year old victim, Ashley Lyon, remains in serious but stable condition. The investigation remains ongoing.

The missing teenager is from Tampa, Florida. She went missing on June 11, 2014.

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, an employee of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, LA recognized the missing girl from a video clip of Nancy Grace she saw on Facebook the night before and called authorities.

When authorities arrived, a chase with law enforcement officers began. The chase ended in Lafayette, LA. Myers reportedly got out of the vehicle, stabbed himself multiple times and told officers to shoot him. He was bitten by a K-9 officer and had to be treated for a dog bite as well.

He was taken to the hospital for his injuries. Ashley Lyons was also taken to the hospital after she was found to have eight stab wounds to the font of her body and two stab wounds to the back of her body.

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