Lafayette, Louisiana (The Advertiser) -- The man who stabbed a 16-year-old runaway before being captured Wednesday in Lafayette has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
Steven Patrick Myers, 41, of Plant City, was released Friday from a Lafayette hospital where he was treated for self-inflicted stab wounds and dog bites from a police dog, according to Cpl. Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police spokesman.
Myers was booked into the LPCC on warrants for attempted first-degree murder for stabbing the teen 10 times and aggravated criminal damage to property for deliberately crashing a truck into a Louisiana State Police vehicle, Mouton said.
Ashley Lyon, 16, of Valrico, left home June 11 and was missing until a cashier at an Iberville Parish truck stop store recognized her and Myers when they purchased a pack of cigarettes.
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The cashier alerted the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office and a chase ensued along Interstate 10. About 40 miles later, the truck Myers was driving caught fire in Lafayette, forcing him to stop.
Myers allegedly stabbed Lyon, exited the truck and stabbed himself before being apprehended by Lafayette Police officers using a Taser stun gun and police dog.
Lyon remains in serious but stable condition in a Lafayette hospital.
Myers, a convicted sex offender, faces charges in Florida of interference with child custody, attempted sexual activity with a minor and traveling to meet a minor.