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Man in high-speed chase out of hospital, in jail

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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:09 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jun 20, 2014 3:40 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: high-speed chase, florida teen, steven myers, ashley lyon

LAFAYETTE - The man accused of stabbing a 16-year-old Florida girl at the end of a high-speed chase in Lafayette left the hospital Friday, and was immediately booked into the parish jail on attempted murder charges.

Steven Myers, 41, also faces aggravated property damage charges after the chase Wednesday night, which ended after law enforcement spiked the tires on Myers' truck.

Investigators said Myers stabbed Ashley Lyon multiple times before charging at police at the end of the chase. K9 units took him down and put him in the hospital with multiple bite and stab wounds.

Law enforcement agencies said they were initially alerted by a Grosse Tete truck stop worker who spotted Lyon, who had been reported missing out of Tampa, when she came into the store with Myers. Authorities tried to stop Myers near the truck stop, but said he fled on a pursuit which lasted more than 40 miles and ended near Lafayette.

Lyon was listed in serious but stable condition Friday, according to authorities.

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