A Story City man and woman were arrested after court documents allege that they stole a truck in mid-August.
Adam Lynn Brown, 33, and Michelle Mary Swenson, 35, are each charged with first-degree theft, a class C felony.
According to court documents, police received a tip that Brown and Swenson were in possession of a red stolen Chevy truck — valued at more than $10,000 — which was later confirmed to be the 2010 red Chevy Silverado that had been stolen from Story City a few days prior. According to documents, officers learned the truck was in the area of the Anderson River Access on the Skunk River in Story County, and was later located at the river access.
Documents allege that Brown and Swenson were walking away from the truck less than 100 yards away, and that no other vehicles or people were in the area. According to documents, Brown refused to answer questions about the truck when asked.
Police later confirmed the truck had been reported stolen, and the truck was turned over to Story City Police, document show. After Brown’s phone was seized, documents allege that police obtained a search warrant for the phone and located conversation between Brown and a witness talking about wiping fingerprints and leaving property.
Documents show that police located and interviewed the witness at his residence, who stated that Brown and Swenson had come to his residence driving a red Chevy pickup matching the stolen vehicle. The two suspects had allegedly left several items from the truck at the property, which the witness showed police. According to documents, the property seized included golf clubs, spare tires and floormats, which were all identified as property belonging to the victim of the stolen truck that had been in the truck at the time it was stolen.
As of Monday afternoon, both Brown and Swenson were each being held in the Story County Jail on $20,000 bond.
If convicted both Brown and Swenson could each serve 10 years in prison.