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.

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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.

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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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