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Teen Charged with Stealing Stepfather's Pickup After Throwing Unauthorized Party

Items also came up missing after the party. 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 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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Humans R Humans July 27, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Let's take a look at your families past shall we, Chris. Your own daughter has been to jail multiple time for such things as endangering the welfar of a child and manufacturing drugs (probably a heroin addict) and Ms. Lay's own father is currently in jail for chronic DWI convections. Looks like it runs in her family. Not to mention the article states that she had a huge party at her parents home (without their permission). Her parents should be thankful St. Charles don't have the social hosting law like chesterfield just adopted or they could have been held responsible for all that underage drinking (and driving). It's also understood that this "parents" had kicked Ms. Lay and her brother out of their home and then went on vacation. Not too bright on the parents parts, I mean didn't they think that their children would try to come back while they were gone? Seriously it was extremely hot out and those kids had No where to stay. As far as Jamie goes, she works for Cox bails bonds...weren't they the ones accused of kidnapping (among other charges) back in 2008 or 2009. Just do a google search of Cox Bailbonds and you can read it for yourself. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Plus you give a 19 year old boy a whole lot of credit. Brainwashing...really??? Maybe it was desperation at the hands of her own mother??? Have a great day and keep telling yourself that York little granddaughter is an angel!!!
Humans R Humans July 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM
As adults Chris Chalcraft, we should remember Megan Meier and her suicide. She was bullied by so called adults on the Internet. Not much different than what your doing to this boy. You have made multiple comments about him and many different Internet outlets. You should be ashamed of yourself and if your not careful it could come back to bite you. Just saying.
Jamie Henson July 31, 2012 at 01:02 PM
This is something you have no idea about. First you are right. Her father is incarcerated, and the very actions that I see my daughters boyfriend bringing into my daughters life are exactly why I disagree with her involvement with him. Please keep in mind that she has had known this guy for 1 week and the rest of there relationship has been behind bars because of his actions. Please get your facts straight, I never had her bond amount changed, I had a condition added that the kids do not have contact when she gets released. The same as I did when I asked his judge for those same bond conditions for him. You are quick to judge Samantha family flaws, but you forgot to mention that Samantha has never been in trouble for anything in her life, until she meet this boy who friends informed us of his addictions and his past. You have no idea what her family situation is nor do you care. My main objective is to help my daughter and letting her run off with some guy she just met with a criminal backgroung and drug problem is not going to help her. I'm not a parent that turns my back and looks the other way while my kids do whatever they want. As you know those actions are why our jails are overpopulated.
Allie Davis December 11, 2012 at 01:45 AM
this is obviously a girl that is a little lost on her tracks and under the spell of a manipulative boy. there's a ton of them out there and unfortunately he was able to bring her down with him. her mother is most likely having a really difficult time watching her daughter make mistakes and go down the wrong path HOW DARE YOU insult her on the internet like that! it's clear your accusations were incorrect!
Allie Davis December 11, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Jamie just stay strong and supportive your daughter and your family will get through this

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