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Spokane County detective investigated for poaching

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A Spokane County sheriff's detective is under investigation for poaching and lying to investigators about it.

The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/W03yih) says David Herrin was placed on administrative leave last week while an internal investigation is conducted.

Court records show Herrin told wildlife officers that his 12-year-old daughter shot a deer in Stevens County in 2013. But Herrin later said a friend had actually shot the deer and offered to let him take the animal.

Herrin said in court records that he made a "dumb mistake" by putting his daughter's tag on the animal.

Herrin is facing possible charges of unlawful hunting of big game and making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.

A listed number for Herrin could not be found.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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