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Vandal ruins hog barn floor

ARMOUR, S.D. -- Authorities are looking for someone who vandalized a hog facility in Douglas County earlier this week. Douglas County Sheriff Jon Coler said someone used a tractor pulling a tile plow and drove it down the center of a recently pou...

ARMOUR, S.D. - Authorities are looking for someone who vandalized a hog facility in Douglas County earlier this week.

Douglas County Sheriff Jon Coler said someone used a tractor pulling a tile plow and drove it down the center of a recently poured concrete floor at 39545 Highway 44, about 8 miles northeast of Armour and 15 miles west of Parkston. He said the vandal struck sometime after 6 p.m. on Monday or early Tuesday morning, tearing through the concrete and rebar of the floor, which Coler said was poured Monday afternoon.

Ethan Co-Op Lumber posted on its Facebook page early Wednesday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of whomever is responsible for the vandalism.

The concrete is the floor for a new hog barn being built, which is owned by Doug Luebke, of Corsica. On Wednesday afternoon, Coler said people were still on scene determining how much it would cost to repair the damage.

He said the tractor, owned by the same people as the hog barn, was sitting in a nearby field when the vandal stole it and drove it through the concrete. According to Coler, the equipment is still usable, but a piece of the front of the tractor broke off when it was driven out of the field.

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