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Arrest warrant issued for sex offender thought to be with missing Valrico teen

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Steven Myers. HCSO photo An arrest warrant has been issued for Steven Myers. HCSO photo
Ashley Lyon Ashley Lyon
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for convicted sex offender Steven Myers, 41, who is believed to be traveling with a missing Valrico teen.

The sheriff's office said that recent developments and newly discovered evidence created a probable cause for the arrest warrant.

Myers is believed to be with Ashley Aubin Lyon, who has been missing since June 11, 2014. Myers recently moved to the Tampa Bay area from Lowndes County, Georgia, where he was registered as a sex offender.

Myers was convicted for molesting a 7-year-old child in March, 1999 in Forsyth County. He was released after serving five years.

Lyon's parents say they grounded their daughter after she was caught hanging out with Myers.

Arrest warrants were issued for the following felony charges-

  • Interference with child custody
  • Attempted unlawful sexual activity with certain minors
  • Traveling to meet a minor

Bond was set at $50,000 and the warrant has a nationwide extradition, according to the HCSO.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ashley Lyon and/or Steven Myers is asked to contact the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or 911.

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