Second Arrest For Hog Thefts 25 Nov 11

A Minnesota man has been charged in the thefts of hundreds of hogs in Iowa and southern Minnesota. 35-year-old Greg Swenson, of Rose Creek was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, offenses related to animal production, and possession of burglary tools. He is the second person arrested with the thefts from hog confinements in the local area and Iowa that occurred between November 2010 and this September. 44-year-old John Arndt, of Hayfield was arrested on the same charges last month. Swenson is being held in the Olmstead County Jail awaiting extradition to Mitchell County, Iowa.