Man attempts to abduct child, leads Tarrant County police on pursuit

On Monday, June 5, 2023, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 13000 block of Lansman Drive for a Kidnapping in Progress. Upon arrival, deputies were told the suspect tried to abduct the child from her address. The child’s parents were able to get her away from the suspect before he was able to drive off with her. 

The mother gave deputies the make, model and tag number of the suspect’s vehicle. Deputies went to the suspect’s address in Crowley, found the vehicle and attempted to stop and talk to the suspect, Steven Bayse, 62 years old.

Bayse refused to stop when deputies tried to pull him over, which resulted in a pursuit.

He stopped several times, acting as if he would surrender and then continued running from deputies. At one point during the chase, deputies attempted to conduct a high-risk stop, when Bayse was stopped at a red light. Again, he drove off and struck three patrol vehicles and almost struck a TCSO deputy.

Bayse eventually pulled into the parking lot of a grocery store and was taken into custody.