Two soldiers from Fort Riley are accused of beating a man and woman while trying to steal pigs at a South Dakota farm.
Yankton County Sheriff Dave Hunhoff said Kyle Dennis, 23, and Luke Hoffman, 21, were arrested in Kansas Monday night and are due in a hearing Wednesday. The two had been to Iraq and are scheduled to return to Iraq with the brigade later this year.
Rodney Mikkelson and Darlene Kruger -- both 54 years old-- were
beaten September Tenth when they caught two men trying to steal hogs from Mikkelson's farm.
Both were treated for injuries that included a broken arm, skull fractures, cuts, broken facial bones and bruised eyes.
Dennis and Hoffman face charges of theft, burglary and assault.
A Fort Riley spokeswoman said both soldiers were part of Company-B of the 101st Forward Support Battalion of the First Brigade, First Infantry Division.