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Drunken farmer arrested after brandishing severed hand

What happened?

An alleged human hand was taken into evidence in connection with the arrest of area farmer John Reagle.

Reagle was intoxicated when he was arrested at Duffy's Bar & Grill on Sunday, July 13, 2014.

The bar's staff had called 911 when customers complained that Reagle was harassing them, trying to get them to look at what he claimed was his ex-girlfriend's severed hand.

The hand was later determined to be human, but the whereabouts of the person it belonged to weren't immediately known.

The investigation into the hand and the person it came from led to the discovery of a gruesome murder and shocking allegations of abuse and criminal activity.

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