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