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Steven Doyle of CraveDFW Arrested on Drug Charges and Failure to Pay Child Support

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Steven Doyle needs help.

Last night, the old inbox was buzzing about the Monday arrest of CraveDFW founder, Steven Doyle. I looked up his arrested record and decided not to go with it because the guy obviously has some serious problems. This morning, Scott Reitz pulled the trigger on Doyle and released some of the details of Doyle’s recent brush with the law.

Doyle was arrested in Farmers Branch early Monday morning when police pulled him over and allegedly found cocaine in his car. Once they realized his identity and the fact that there were at least two, if not three, warrants out for his arrest, they carted him to cell 6W03 in the North Tower of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

According to his record, Doyle has been arrested twice for DWI. The first time on September 28, 2011 and again last year on March 31, 2013. Apparently, Doyle failed to show up for his court dates and warrants for his arrests surrounding the two DWI charges were filed on September 10, 2013 and another one October 25, 2013. His court-appointed attorney resigned in November 27, 2013 stating the defendant “has not appeared in court.”

On top of the three drug and alcohol charges, Doyle is being held for criminal non support of a child. His ex-wife and two daughters live in Kansas.

Sadly, today is Doyle’s 52nd birthday. Here is the story we published about Doyle in November 2011.

Update: Steven Doyle sent an email blast to the media: “You may want to get your facts straight in order to avoid a suit. The substance thought to be a drug was not and case dropped. The word alleged is generally used in these cases where the facts are foggy and the person in question has not been tried. Thank you for thinking of
me, however.”

He also left the following comment: “I appreciate all the love. The real story is far less boring. I missed a child support payment last year and never caught up. Sad but true. The drug charge was dropped when they found out what it really was. I did have dui’s. Alot of us have. No excuses and why I use Lyft when drinking. I am free and will continue to be the bain of D’s existence. The best is yet to come. Enjoy the gossip columns, I am about the groceries.”

38 comments on “Steven Doyle of CraveDFW Arrested on Drug Charges and Failure to Pay Child Support

  1. This is really sad but this guy is a loser. Drugs booze okay. Not taking care of family business is shameful.

  2. nice dig…mentioning his age after he refused to disclose it in the first interview….touché

  3. He told Jason Sheeler he was 42 in that 2011 article. If today’s his 52nd birthday, he’s aged a lot in the past two years.

  4. Steve makes a wicked Hamburger and Mc Donald’s is hiring PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT LOSER!

  5. As a Dallas area bar fly I see Doyle out all the time. I follow him on Facebook and all he talks about is drinking. I drink too so I can’t get on him for that but not supporting kids is not right especially if you are out at bars every night Does anybody know if he is out if jail?

  6. No. Going to Kansas for failure to pay child support. Has money to eat foie gras and drink but not support his children. Go figure? Sad.

  7. He rolled out the red carper for one of his daughters when she came in town two weeks ago if you follow him at all. Ha’s also super nice and fun. Let’s see if he gets a little help for the drug/alcohol problem. Not calling him guilty until I hear all the facts.

  8. There are the facts and then there are the facts Steven will tell. I know personally. Bitter? Yes. But, I’ve been in that bubble and know the truth.

  9. If you food writers want to start a gossip column, there are plenty of us writing about food for free who will gladly take your day job… Praying for someone who obviously is in need of prayer. And praying that none of you slanderers ever have a rough time in life…

  10. This isn’t gossip or slander, Delia. These are facts. Personality aside, Mr. Doyle was playing with fire and got burned. I certainly hope he gets help.

  11. What a nasty bit of business. I don’t like the guy, but how dirty pool to post his business on here. Maybe we should start calling Sidedish “DMZ”? If I were Steve, I’d go to rehab, write a exclusive series about my journey on my website and redeem myself by playing it straight.
    Are any of the restaurant owners who have benefitted from his website going to bail him out of jail?

  12. Jane, It has been discussed but there is no bail available due to the hold for the non-payment of child support in Kansas.

  13. And the skeletons fall out. Hey Doyle, guess Paula Deen IS a little classier than you after all…look next to you and see if your cell mates agree ;)

  14. Like Nancy said, this is really sad news. A lot of people like Steven. He really tries to be everyone’s friend. Too bad his past caught up with him and he fell from grace. Hopefully he will get the help he needs and turn his life around.

  15. I appreciate all the love. The real story is far less boring. I missed a cild support payment last year and never caught up. Sad but true. The drug charge was dropped when they found out what it really was. I did have dui’s. Alot of us have. No excuses and why I use Lyft when drinking. I am free an will continue to be the bain of D’s existence. The best is yet to come. Enjoy the gissip columns, I am about the groceries.

  16. Man, talk about nasty comments from all the foodie trolls and mutants, but then again this is Dallas, The Self-Absorbed “City Of Hate”, so it’s par for course. Glad your out Steve and keep on doing amazing work!!!

  17. What is criminal is charging this man criminally for missing a couple of child support payments. Does anybody think of what he does financially and otherwise for his children that the state doesn’t know about? Stop persecuting and prosecuting parents when the state doesn’t get their cut of the the child support money. Reform Child Support NOW!

  18. This is the most absurd comment I have ever heard. Child support is child support and the state doesn’t take a cut of it. They give non custodial parents plenty of opportunity to do the right thing and yes, not paying child support should be criminalized. You better feed your kids before you feed yourself. REFORM IDIOTS NOW!

  19. Are you people nuts. Is that really Steve Doyle on the comments? I am Facebook friends with him and people are drooling all over him. Nobody is saying a word about him being a deadbeat dad. He is joking about food in jail|? And who is the person that got him out? I would do anything for my children and posting things like he is doing on Facebook is not one of them.

  20. I am friends with Steve on Facebook and he publicly kicked his own butt for mismanaging himself. Not sure what you read but if you do not like the guy you shouldn’t be following him on Facebook and stop making stuff up you know not to be true. He took care of what needed to be done and was released. And why wouldn’t he joke about jail food? Moron. TMZ out.

  21. The truth for me is that D has always had it out for Doyle. Look at the personal pages of the writers. This freak show Richard Pollack Is such a troll, too. Total weirdo, hijacking other posts. They all saw a chance to take it out on Doyle when he was down. You guys suck all around. I’ll continue to not subscribe to D and get a few stories for free. Almost subscribed again but now I see no point. You lost another paid subscriber.

  22. If you look up the cause number: F1421665 at this link: http://courtecom.dallascounty.org/pav/ None of the charges show as being dropped. I just like my stories with facts, as presented. It is possible that the case file has been updated, but none of the documents indicate that outcome.

  23. This has been a long time coming for him. Maybe it will make him clean up his act and finally face a SERIOUS drug & alcohol problem that he has had for many many years. 2 DUI’s in the past that he never took care of, now another with drug possession & failure to pay child support on top of all of that? If he did get out on bail..which I’m doubting even though he said he did (court records don’t show it)…I have no doubt that he will just jump bail and flee. He is looking at SOME jail time at least with all these charges and he won’t stick around to do it.

  24. I am one of Steven Doyle’s daughters and i have been hearing story after story from my whole family about who he is. Theres accusations floating in the air that no one else is even aware of. I need to know who my father is. I told him to take a lie detetor test for ALL accusations and he refuses. Shouldnt that mean the stories are true? I had a pretty poor childhood, worrying constantly about if we had enough money to last the month. And the quote where he says he only started missing them last year is really untrue. If it were true, i would know. Unless my mom was just stingy and spent it on herself but i doubt she would do that. They divorced when i was eight and im 18 now and as far as i know he hasnt paid at all. I love him to death but since im an adult now i think its finally time i know the truth about who he is. I deserve it. If anyone have anything to say about who my father is please contact me at madison.doyle0491@gmail.com thanks

  25. I am Steven
    Doyle’s
    daughter. And
    unlike his fans
    and everyone
    else on this
    post, i probably
    know him the
    least. Sad isnt
    it? I havent
    seen him in five
    years and ever
    sincr i was little
    him and my
    mom have
    contradicted
    each other and
    fed me stories
    so id turn
    against each
    other. Isnt that
    a form of
    mental and
    emotional
    abuse? I mean
    how am i
    suppose to
    know the real
    him if i have
    heard nothing
    but horrible
    things about
    him, which btw
    i dont even
    know if they are
    true. I asked
    him to take a lie
    detector test
    for all the
    accusations.
    Theres more
    accusations
    than any of you
    are even aware
    of. He refused
    to take one. So
    what do i have
    to go by? The
    media? My
    parents’
    contradicting
    word? No. I
    need proof.
    Actual and
    living proof of
    who my father
    is. I have heard
    he hasnt ever
    paid child
    support. And
    for that my
    sister and i
    have suffered. I
    grew up in a
    mobile home,
    we constantly
    worried if we
    had enough
    money to make
    it the rest of the
    month. And idk
    if my mom was
    just stingy, lied
    about him not
    paying child
    support and
    just spent it on
    herself or if he
    never paid it.
    Idk anything.
    Idk if these
    drug charges
    are true or not.
    Someone
    needs to give
    me answers. I
    havent seen
    him in five
    years and he
    keeps
    promising me
    hes gonna
    send me a
    plane ticket
    and then when
    it comes down
    to it he has
    some excuse.
    Who is my
    father, Steven
    Doyle? Can any
    of you tell me?
    Cause i sure as
    hell dont know.
    I do know this
    though. He
    obviously didnt
    care about his
    children
    enough to
    make efforts to
    see us. He says
    his lawyer didnt
    reccommend it
    but i sure as
    hell know if i
    was in that
    situation, i
    wouldnt give a
    damn what my
    lawyer said. I
    would still see
    my kids. If
    ANYONE can
    give me ANY
    answers on
    ANY charges,
    including child
    support please
    contact me. My
    email is
    madison.doyle
    0401@gmail.co
    m my parents
    may hate me
    for this but i
    dont care. I
    deserve the
    truth and im
    gonna get it.

  26. I am Steven
    Doyle’s
    daughter. And
    unlike his fans
    and everyone
    else on this
    post, i probably
    know him the
    least. Sad isnt
    it? I havent
    seen him in five
    years and ever
    sincr i was little
    him and my
    mom have
    contradicted
    each other and
    fed me stories
    so id turn
    against each
    other. Isnt that
    a form of
    mental and
    emotional
    abuse? I mean
    how am i
    suppose to
    know the real
    him if i have
    heard nothing
    but horrible
    things about
    him, which btw
    i dont even
    know if they are
    true. I asked
    him to take a lie
    detector test
    for all the
    accusations.
    Theres more
    accusations
    than any of you
    are even aware
    of. He refused
    to take one. So
    what do i have
    to go by? The
    media? My
    parents’
    contradicting
    word? No. I
    need proof.
    Actual and
    living proof of
    who my father
    is. I have heard
    he hasnt ever
    paid child
    support. And
    for that my
    sister and i
    have suffered. I
    grew up in a
    mobile home,
    we constantly
    worried if we
    had enough
    money to make
    it the rest of the
    month. And idk
    if my mom was
    just stingy, lied
    about him not
    paying child
    support and
    just spent it on
    herself or if he
    never paid it.
    Idk anything.
    Idk if these
    drug charges
    are true or not.
    Someone
    needs to give
    me answers. I
    havent seen
    him in five
    years and he
    keeps
    promising me
    hes gonna
    send me a
    plane ticket
    and then when
    it comes down
    to it he has
    some excuse.
    Who is my
    father, Steven
    Doyle? Can any
    of you tell me?
    Cause i sure as
    hell dont know.
    I do know this
    though. He
    obviously didnt
    care about his
    children
    enough to
    make efforts to
    see us. He says
    his lawyer didnt
    reccommend it
    but i sure as
    hell know if i
    was in that
    situation, i
    wouldnt give a
    damn what my
    lawyer said. I
    would still see
    my kids. If
    ANYONE can
    give me ANY
    answers on
    ANY charges,
    including child
    support please
    contact me. My
    email is
    madison.doyle
    0401@gmail.co
    m my parents
    may hate me
    for this but i
    dont care. I
    deserve the
    truth and im
    gonna get it.