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11:42 am
Thu January 3, 2013

2 Accused of Swine Theft in Catahoula Parish

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a 26-year-old Jonesville man and a teenager are accused of stealing two hogs in Catahoula Parish.

Department spokeswoman Veronica Mosgrove says Chester Jones and a 17-year-old each was booked with criminal trespassing, aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of livestock theft.

She says Livestock Brand Commission officers and sheriff's deputies arrested them Dec. 31. Chester remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $25,000 bond; the teenager was released on $7,500 bond.

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