Woman arrested for allegedly punching Hooks police officer in face over her pot belly pig’s impoundment

HOOKS, Texas —A Hooks police officer was punched in the face Monday by a woman who was allegedly upset that her pet potbelly pig was being impounded by the city.

HOOKS, Texas —A Hooks police officer was punched in the face Monday by a woman who was allegedly upset that her pet potbelly pig was being impounded by the city.

Hooks Officer Cole Ogden and two public works employees were attempting to corral the “estray” pig in the intersection of Grant and Washington streets on Monday, according to a probable cause affidavit. The animal had been the subject of repeated citizen complaints and its owner, Arianne Swenson, 34, had been warned multiple times to “keep the pig put up.”

As Ogden and public works employees Jason Stokes and Logan Knight were attempting to detain the pig so animal control could impound it, Swenson allegedly came running toward them from down the street. Swenson allegedly shoved Stokes and Knight in an attempt to get them away from the wayward pig and disregarded orders from Ogden to “step back and let us do what we had to do.”

Swenson allegedly took a swing at Ogden with a closed fist, striking him in the face.

Swenson has been charged with assault on a public servant and faces two to 10 years in prison if convicted. She is currently being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $75,000.

In court records, Swenson’s first name is listed as Arianna but is Arianne on her personal social media and in a 2006 Gazette article about the local animal shelter.

Arianne Swenson’s husband, Aaron Caleb Swenson, 37, is currently being held in the Bowie County jail with bail set at $1 million. Aaron Swenson, an alleged member of the Boogaloo Bois, allegedly live-streamed himself on social media in April driving in the Texarkana area searching for a police officer to murder.

When arrested, Aaron Swenson was reportedly wearing body armor and had a substantial arsenal of weapons in his car, according to records. He’s charged in Bowie County, Texas, with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

He’s pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a jury trial in January.