Oct 20, 2011 at 9:37 am
OSAGE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota man has been arrested in the theft of several hundred feeder pigs from producers in Mitchell County in northern Iowa.
The Globe Gazette reports that John Arndt of Hayfield was taken into custody on Tuesday.
He faces several charges, including ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft. He's being held on $47,000 bond in the Mower County jail pending extradition to Iowa.
Mitchell County Deputy Greg Beaver says the pigs were stolen over several months, from November 2010 to September, and sold at livestock auctions.
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