LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. ( - A sex offender who was found in Louisiana with a missing a 16-year-old Valrico girl was released from the hospital Friday and booked into jail.

Stephen Myers was booked into the LafayetteParishCorrectionalCenter on charges of attempted first degree murder and aggravated criminal damage to property.

Myers is accused of manipulating teenager Ashley Lyon into leaving town with him. Lyon suffers from bipolar disorder and did not have her medication with her.

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