- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff’s officials in Northern California say they arrested three people while trying to seize pigs from a rural home.

The owners of the property in Shingletown in Shasta County were allegedly raising too many of the animals.

Authorities tell the Record Searchlight of Redding (https://bit.ly/1cVt6bo) that officials went there on Tuesday to take about 30 pigs, but the residents tried to stop them.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Grashoff says sheriff’s deputies providing security at the site arrested 58-year-old Lynn Hamilton, and his 56-year-old brother, Brian, on suspicion of obstructing officers. Their father, 82-year-old Hugh Hamilton, was arrested on an outstanding warrant alleging he failed to appear in court for a stray animal citation.

Reached by phone on Wednesday, Lynn Hamilton denied the allegations and said deputies were harassing him and his family.

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Information from: Record Searchlight, https://redding.com

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