The Globe Gazette reports John Arndt, of Hayfield, was arrested and booked into the Mower County Jail. He's awaiting extradition to Iowa. Police believe Arndt stole the pigs over the span of a year and sold them at livestock auctions.
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The Globe Gazette reports 35-year-old Greg Swenson, of Rose Creek, was arrested on theft and animal charges. He is the second person arrested with the hog. Forty-four-year-old John Arndt, of Hayfield.
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