UPDATE: Suspect released from hospital, arrested, charged in case of Missing FL teen
POSTED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 8, 2014 - 12:57pm
GROSSE TETE, La. (NBC33) — UPDATE: Steven P. Myers has been released by the hospital and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center for two Lafayette Police Department warrants.
The warrants are for Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. The 16 year old victim remains in serious but stable condition. The investigation remains ongoing.
ORIGINAL 6-19-14: Missing Florida teen, Ashley Lyon, is listed in "serious but stable" condition after a police chase and stabbing in Louisiana.
Lyon was found in Iberville Parish Thursday morning, after disappearing earlier in the week.
According to authorities, Ashley, 16, and Steven Patrick Myers, 41, were located at a local truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. after patrons recognized the two in a Chevy 3500 flatbed pickup truck.
As of 5:00 a.m. Thursday, the investigation continues, but NBC33 is told authorities attempted a traffic stop and Myers refused to pull over. The encounter turned into a police pursuit that traveled for over 40 miles.
During the chase, Myers reportedly struck four other vehicles (unknown if law enforcement or citizens vehicles) in some type of attempt to create road blockage behind him. Deputies managed to deploy multiple stop sticks and were successful in deflating the truck's tires.
Myers continued driving the truck down to the rims until the truck was finally disabled and could no longer travel any further.
Once the truck stopped, Myers exited the truck with a knife in hand yelling at the deputies to shoot him. Steven Myers was then apprehended and taken to a local hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana where he was treated for what's believed to be two self inflicted stab wounds and K9 dog bites.
There is no update on his current condition or if he's been released and taken to jail.
Ashley Lyon was found in the disabled truck with multiple stab wounds and was taken to a local hospital in Lafayette where she was initially listed in critical condition. Lafayette police sent a followup saying that her condition had been upgraded "serious but stable."
The family of Ashley will provide a statement sometime Thursday.
Larry McKinnon, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office PIO, anticipates more developed details later Thursday morning or early afternoon and will update NBC33 with new information.