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Teen Couple Charged with Stealing Her Stepfather's Pickup

Items also came up missing an unauthorized party thrown at her parents' house. The teen's boyfriend has been charged with receiving stolen property.

A teenager was charged Friday with stealing her stepfather’s pickup truck while her boyfriend from O'Fallon was charged in connection with the stolen pickup and receiving stolen property.

Samantha Lay, 17, had a large party July 6 at her mother and stepfather’s house in the first block of Seabiscuit Drive, according to a report.

Lay’s boyfriend, Steven Scott, 19, of the 600 block of Sunward Drive in O’Fallon, attended the party. During the party, Scott got in a fight and caused a large amount of damage to the residence, according to the police report.

Lt. David Senter of St. Charles Police said some items, including jewelry, later were discovered missing from the residence. Police said in the report that Scott received some jewelry from his girlfriend, who asked him to sell it at a pawnshop. Scott told police he sold the jewelry at the pawnshop July 7.

Senter said a portion of the stolen merchandise was recovered from the pawnshop.

On July 8, Lay’s mother and stepfather returned home. According to a police report, Scott took Lay to the house to steal her stepfather’s 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck. Scott told police Lay asked him to steal the truck, but he refused.

Her stepfather told police he saw Lay get in his truck, start it and drive off at a high rate of speed.

Lay was charged with first-degree tampering for taking the truck. Scott was charged with second-degree tampering and receiving stolen property. More charges may be pending against Lay, according to a St. Charles Police report.

Bond was set at $20,000 for Lay and $10,000 for Scott.

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