Lafayette

Jun 19, 2014 5:58 AM by Olivia Blanchard

Missing Teen found in vehicle involved in car chase

More information has been released concerning the car chase that led to a vehicle fire on I-10 west.

The vehicle was involved in a pursuit in Iberville Parish. Spikes were used to stop the vehicle, and it somehow caught fire.

Officials say the driver was wanted in connection with a missing Florida teenager and that the girl was in the car.

According to the Iberville Sheriff's Office bystanders recognized the teen, Ashley Lyon from media coverage and called police.

When officers tried to pull the truck over the driver, Steven Patrick Myers sped off and led them on a chase into Lafayette.

Myers got out of the truck after spikes were deployed and told sheriff's deputies to shoot him.

K9 officers were used to take him into custody. Myers is now in a local hospital and will be booked when released.

Ashley Lyon is in critical condition with mulitple stab wounds at a Lafayette hospital.

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