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4 arrested for animal torture, theft

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Four people faces charges after a theft at Logan Sow Center.

Sheriff Don Jones says it happened on Oct. 1. The suspects made off approximately 30 piglets which were five to seven days old.

Investigators arrested Trenton H. Bennett, 18, of West Frankfort and Brenden A. Shaputis, 20, of Ewing.

A 15 and 17-year-old juvenile were also arrested.

Sheriff Jones says the suspects destroyed the piglets in "various ways."

The juvenile suspects were released to their families.

Bennett and Shaputis are both being held on $45,000 bond. 

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