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Sex offender facing attempted murder charge

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    Missing teen, sex offender found in Louisiana

    Thursday, June 19 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-06-20 00:59:00 GMT
    The 16-year-old Valrico girl who has been missing for over a week has been found, officials announced early this morning. She was found suffering from stab wounds after a police chase with a sex offender in Louisiana.
    A 16-year-old Valrico girl who has been missing for more than a week was found Thursday morning with multiple stab wounds, authorities said. Ashley Lyon and 41-year-old Steven Patrick Myers were taken to the hospital after a lengthy police chase on a Louisiana highway, officials there said.
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Tuesday brought a trip to court for sex offender Steven Myers, along with more surgery for the Valrico teenager who disappeared with him last week.

Police caught up with the pair after a high-speed chase through Louisiana early Thursday morning.

Myers, 41, made it to court today, where the judge told him he faces charges in both states.

In Louisiana, he's accused of attempted second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Ashley. Police say she suffered multiple stab wounds during Thursday morning's chase.

Ashley's mother is by her side at the hospital. Michelle Lyon says Ashley was stabbed 10 times, in the chest and back.

She keeps everyone updated on the same Facebook page the family created when Ashley was missing.

On Sunday-- nurses took Ashley off her ventilator, and removed her feeding tube. Today, Michelle said Ashley had surgery for a blood clot in her leg.

Throughout the ordeal, Ashley's parents have thanked the Bay Area community for spreading the word about her disappearance, and now, for their prayers for a speedy recovery.

They say the positivity they've received through social media is helping the whole family heal.

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