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 in Mason City says John Arndt, of Hayfield, Minn., was taken into custody on Tuesday in Minnesota.

He faces several charges, including ongoing criminal conduct and first-degree theft. He’s being held on $47,000 bond in the Mower County, Minn., jail pending extradition to Iowa.

Arndt’s case is not listed on Iowa’s online court system, and it wasn’t known if he has an attorney.

Mitchell County Deputy Greg Beaver says the pigs were stolen over several months, from November 2010 to September, and sold at livestock auctions. Beaver says more arrests are expected.

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Comments (17)
  1. rustlers! says:

    Durn pig rustlers. Get a rope! With hog prices high, this is happening more often. Get along little piggies get along.

  2. Jim says:

    Another conservative hard at work.

    1. I think jimbo needs a group hug says:

      Jimbo how do you know he is a conservative he could be a worthless lib for all we know

      1. Ha Ha ha says:

        You said worthless lib, ha ha ha; how redundant!! You had me at lib

      2. MARK says:

        The guy posts the same statement in every article and you fell for it.

    2. just sayin says:

      It was more likely some trashy liberal farmer… you know those farmers unions…. get a clue dummy.

  3. Deep Thinker says:

    Let he who has never stolen a pig cast the first stone……….oink, oink

  4. Goldy G says:

    If he’d have waited a few weeks, he could have grabbed Floyd of Rosedale while he was at it.

    1. This Little Piggy Went To The Market says:

      Great idea, it might be the only way someone from Minnesota ever gets to touch Floyd again for a long time……..

  5. on the teeter says:

    Sure do love me some hog.

  6. PJO says:

    the loser thief must have been looking for dates to do a group thing. what a flipping moron!

    1. yup says:

      Could be. Not many farmers have sheep these days.

      1. party over says:

        heard he was taking ’em to Bachmann’s Defeat Party. Guess now she’ll have to actually buy something herself. Think the beetch remembers how???? lol

        1. Pork is good says:

          For sure, since as a secret Muslim Obama can’t eat ’em.

  7. Michael Clark says:

    Throw him in to the pigpen for food and see how long he lasts; that’ll teach him

  8. Updated Doggerel says:

    John, John the piper’s son, stole a pig and away he run.
    The pig was eat, and John was beat, and John went crying down the street.

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