Sex offender released from hospital, charged with attempted murd - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

Steven Myers (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office) Steven Myers (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)
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.

Copyright 2014 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Commonwealth LNG meets with Cameron Parish residents

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:38:59 GMT
    Source: Christian PiekosSource: Christian Piekos

    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

    More >>

    Commonwealth LNG met with residents in Cameron Parish, Monday evening, to discuss its future project. Currently, Commonwealth LNG is in a federal approval process, but is expected to begin construction in 2019. "We need Commonwealth LNG," said Sheila Miller, a Cameron resident and President of the Cameron Parish School Board. "It will be a huge impact for our students." If approved, Commonwealth LNG will be built on the mouth of the Calcasieu River. It has the po...

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    TRAFFIC: Intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street shut down due to accident

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:08:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>

    The intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Belden Street is shut down due to a traffic accident.  A vehicle traveling eastbound on I-10 drove off the interstate onto the grass embankment and came to rest in the intersections of Lakeshore and Belden, according to first responders at the scene. The intersection is expected to be closed for a few hours while crews work to clean up debris. Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved. 

    More >>
  • Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles

    Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:39 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:39:21 GMT

    It's an antique house that at one point the owners wanted to demolish-- but historic preservationists objected-- urging that it's a great candidate for adaptive re-use. The Augustine foursquare is on the Northeast corner of Kirby and Common Streets in Lake Charles. Selective demolition on additions has been underway and then came the bad weather, explains contractor Damian Broussard... "We pulled off the front and this back area right here and then I come back this we...

    More >>

    It's an antique house that at one point the owners wanted to demolish-- but historic preservationists objected-- urging that it's a great candidate for adaptive re-use. The Augustine foursquare is on the Northeast corner of Kirby and Common Streets in Lake Charles. Selective demolition on additions has been underway and then came the bad weather, explains contractor Damian Broussard... "We pulled off the front and this back area right here and then I come back this we...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly