Authorities say their months-long investigation of the thefts of hundreds of hogs in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota is now over.
A 35-year-old Minnesota man was arrested Wednesday. Another man from Minnesota was arrested in October. Both are accused of stealing the swine.
Mitchell County authorities arrested 35-year-old Greg Swanson of Rose Creek, Minnesota, Wednesday morning. He’s charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, offenses related to animal production and possession of burglary tools. Forty-four-year-old John Arndt of Hayfield, Minnesota was arrested in October on the same charges.
The operators of hog confinements in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota started reporting thefts last November. Mitchell County authorities say the arrest of Swanson completes their investigation of the hog heists.
(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KLSS/KRIB, Mason City)