Update II: Car Chase Ends in Lafayette with Missing Florida Teen - KLFY News 10

Update II: Car Chase Ends in Lafayette with Missing Florida Teenager

Updated:
Lafayette, LA – 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.

 UPDATE: Teenagers Condition Upgraded

Original Release: June 19, 2014 @ 10:40 am

Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Police have been advised that the condition of the teenager has been upgraded to “Serious but stable”.  The investigation remains ongoing.

 Car Chase Ends in Lafayette with Missing Florida Teenager

Original Release: June 19, 2014 @ 8:20 am

Lafayette, LA—On June 18, 2014, at approximately 10:15 pm, Lafayette Police was notified of a car chase traveling on I-10 towards Lafayette by the Louisiana State Police. Information indicated that the suspect operating the vehicle was accompanied by a missing Florida teenager.  The two were observed by witnesses at a truck stop in Grosse Tete Louisiana, who notified law enforcement.

The truck entered the City of Lafayette and was pursued by multiple agencies.  Tire spikes had been deployed on the suspect’s vehicle, deflating 5 of the 6 tires.  The truck came to a stop on the I-10 overpass at North University Avenue after one of the tires caught fire.  The suspect driving the vehicle exited the driver’s door with a knife in hand and approached officers. Officers deployed a Taser and a Lafayette Police Department K-9, disarming the suspect and taking him into custody.  The 16 year old female was removed from the truck and transported to an area hospital with multiple stab wounds.  She is listed in critical condition.  The suspect, Steven P. Myers (41), was transported to an area hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.  Myers suffered from the K-9 bite and multiple stab wounds. 

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department continue to work with the other law enforcement agencies involved.  Upon his release from the hospital Myers will face multiple charges, to include Attempted Murder.  The investigation remains ongoing.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Family Receives New Home

    Family Receives New Home

    The new home also came with a $5,000 down payment check and it was all made possible with the help of Habitat for Humanity and former NFL player Warrick Dunn's charity.
    More >>
    The new home also came with a $5,000 down payment check and it was all made possible with the help of Habitat for Humanity and former NFL player Warrick Dunn's charity. More >>
  • Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    Live Doppler 10 Forecast

    A weak disturbance moving in from the east will provide just enough energy to spark a few stray showers again Thursday, before rain chances drop for Friday and the weekend.
    More >>
    A weak disturbance moving in from the east will provide just enough energy to spark a few stray showers again Thursday, before rain chances drop for Friday and the weekend.
    More >>
  • In Deep Waters

    In Deep Waters

    In this's special report News 10's Renee Allen brings us the answers to questions many have. How bad is Acadiana’s drainage system?More >>
    In this's special report News 10's Renee Allen brings us the answers to questions many have. How bad is Acadiana’s drainage system?More >>
Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.